George Clooney Taps “Theory of Everything” Scribe Anthony McCarten for “Hack Attack”

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by: Sammy Mink

is in talks to adapt for Sony Pictures. Based on the novel written by Nick Davies, the drama focuses on the British phone hacking scandal that brought down News of the World, a British tabloid. George Clooney is on board to direct the project and produce along with Grant Heslov.

McCarten has garnered a lot of attention lately for The Theory of Everything, the Stephen Hawking biopic he wrote and produced. He has also adapted his own books Show of Hands and Death of a Superhero for the big screen. His upcoming projects include adapting another of his novels, English Harem, for Black Forest Films.

McCarten is repped by ICM. 

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