‘Hurt Locker’ Team Hired By WikiLeaks To Produce Bradley Manning Biopic Tony August 17, 2012 News 30 Comments Follow Duffel Blog: HOLLYWOOD, CA — Wikileaks announced today that they were producing a biopic about the “life, times, and struggles” of Private First Class Bradley Manning, with the help of Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal. The leader of the controversial organization — known for leaking classified information — was happy to announce their agreements with the creative force behind The Hurt Locker. The filmmaking duo just wrapped up a film about the hunt for bin laden called Zero Dark Thirty — partially based on intelligence briefs they received from the White House, set to be released later this year. “We’re very happy to have both of them aboard and look forward to the film,” said Julian Assange, Wikileaks founder. “And we were really disappointed in the Obama administration. They pulled off the bin Laden raid and we had no idea. That’s the kind of oversight we’re trying to prevent.” Assange says he fights for open information and access to secrets for everyone — although he refused to share his credit card number or email password. “We’ve tried to be transparent [and give al Qaeda every advantage] with our intelligence dumps and having the U.S. eliminate Bin Laden was [simply unacceptable and] a great thing for the world. WikiLeaks continues to stress the importance of a more open [source of intelligence for terrorists] and just world.” When pressed for further comment, Assange opened up — and changed the subject. “We’re looking forward to what Mark and Kathryn can bring us in the way of public relations. The Bradley Manning story is one we feel needs to be told and Mark and Kathryn are just the ones to do it.” Both Boal and Bigelow, although initially surprised by the offer, seemed to be on board with Wikileaks, regardless of the reason. “We believe in Assange’s vision. Information should be open for the public to consume regardless of the consequences…or at least that’s what I learned at Oberlin College,” said Boal. He went on to say that there wasn’t any real conflict of interests with the “military industrial complex.” “I just kind of lucked out. I mean for godsakes, I wrote In the Valley of Elah. Did you even see that turd? Of course you haven’t! My career should be over, but for whatever reason, they trusted me.” Kathryn Bigelow’s office issued a brief written statement regarding her new role within the WikiLeaks organization: We are thrilled to be working with WikiLeaks and remain confident the integrity of information shared with us by the government will not be compromised. Our next film will detail the trials and emotional stress suffered by PFC Bradley Manning and his benefactor Mr. Assange. Mr.Assange said that he feels a kinship with Manning. “It’s good to see people willing to take the fall for our organization. Bradley Manning is a heroic young man. Any man who goes to jail when I don’t — is. The least I can do to repay his bravery is bankroll this film and make tons of money off it.” The film is said to cover Manning’s life, from his awkward childhood, to his shy, awkward time as a Specialist at Ft. Huachuca, where he openly posted his daily routine on YouTube for millions to see, to his no doubt equally shy, awkward time lip syncing Lady Gaga, while downloading thousands of kilobytes of classified information for open dissemination, to the awkward moment in his court martial where his defense tried to claim that his confused sexual identity (referring to himself as “Breanna” and cross dressing) was somehow a precursor to his being a traitor. Bigelow was mum on casting, but several big names such as Toby Maguire, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Paul Reubens are all being considered. The filmmakers have not said whether Manning will be referenced as “Breanna” in the film. Don't miss the next story.Get the latest news and alerts from Duffel Blog delivered to your inbox—free. Short URL: http://duffelblog.com/u6sps Ty Kavanaugh says: April 16, 2014 at 1:09 AM The scary part is the link about the press conference is real. Michelle Dawn Lotz-Lynch says: April 16, 2014 at 1:09 AM Paul reubens yes! Waron TerrorNews says: April 16, 2014 at 1:09 AM Clooney considered too old and effeminate for lead role (satire): Rob Masi says: April 16, 2014 at 1:09 AM Excellent article. Really brings out the audacity of manning as a traitor. I would also note, wiki leaks is now forcing donations, because if you want good intel, you gotta pay. I hear Iran is the major benefactor Matt Sloan says: April 16, 2014 at 1:09 AM Although I appreciate TDB’s fearless and accurately obscene reporting on martial tomfoolery, I was hesitant to “like” TDB on Facebook…until now. Whilst reading this gem of a dark chuckle, I momentarily forgot that this was satire and got genuinely offended for a minute – which reminds me of why I appreciate your kind of reporting. Keep up the good work and the butt-fuckin circus clown happy dance shitstorm in general. Jim Feig says: April 16, 2014 at 1:09 AM That is not what Wikileaks is doing. Jerkoff Taylor Crowe says: April 16, 2014 at 1:09 AM I couldn’t see Leo doing this, he’s way too busy doing action roles these days. John MaGowan says: April 16, 2014 at 1:09 AM This is a good movie since the Hurt Locker took no liberties with reality at all! I say we send Chad Bono to MCRD so he can lean out to play Breanna. Derek Björn Skägg Sandhoefner says: April 16, 2014 at 1:09 AM Sadly…I could actually see this happening…First TDB article that I haven’t laughed at only because it could really happen. Troy R. Stull says: April 16, 2014 at 1:09 AM You know at some point there will be a film about this douche-fag. Kevin P. McQuade says: September 8, 2012 at 2:25 PM PLEASE DON’T MAKE ME DO THIS !! please any one OK I’LL DO IT! Well!! I herd, that No nads hASSune & lmbfaic (lostmyboilfriendandicried) UNmanly air BLOWING in for BLOW TWO OOPS! Seemens No Nads has a GEEHYMENUTOOfull Wrong Hole tickler growing outta his chin. And UNmanly has PUUURRRR innFECTED the fartfull Plying of The SKIN FLUTE! SA dead No Nads Tickles the TESTIES & UNmanly PLAYZ ALONG on THE SKIN FLUTE USIN HIS MOUTH ORGAN!! While BRING INN UP DA REAR! THE CAV! yup, BRONIE’S PONIES!! All the glitz and glitter HOE MY! I Love this place! va only give me 60 mins. a yr. w/shrink of which 3 – 5 hrs. r spent hurrie in up. Then 15 min/Dr. Cuz HE’S RUNNIN LATE GOT OTHER PATIENTS! BDFB in? QB says: October 13, 2012 at 10:46 PM Splendid analysis as usual. Semper Fi DocGay/James Gay says: September 2, 2012 at 1:19 PM DocGay-Thats a real kick in the nuts,this F**KING trator needs to be hung by his balls until he dies.He is not fit to wear the uniform of a soldier.He is a low life little faggot and I hope he really goes to prison and tell everyone he is also a child molestor.He would get his just reward from the other inmates.Bubba here he comes.De Oppresso Liber Promotion Staff says: August 23, 2012 at 2:20 PM “President Obama has signed and official Pardon for Private Bradley Manning” CNN just reported that the Obama administration released the statement after a lengthy conversation with Bradley Manning attorney. Severe Starboard List says: September 7, 2012 at 8:13 PM How did you get this info? Was it leaked to you. His pardon is not due till mid January 2013 as one of this White Houses last official acts. The movie has been delayed till then to heap scorn on the incoming administration. Next you will be releasing the solid 2 thumbs up ratings it gets from Hollywood, the mainstream media and NY Times. Oops I said to much how do you get this danger to erase? Never mind ignore everything I posted and pretend you never read it. DocGay/James Gay says: September 17, 2012 at 5:48 PM DocGay-Tell me this isn’t true,That the so called CIC is giving this tratior POS a pardon.What really needs to be done with this POS is too send his AZZ to the Stan and say he is the one that put that film out on Mohammad.That would be a leak for him to explain to the crazy AZZ Muslims.JUSTICE SERVED!De Oppresso Liber Wzrd1 says: August 17, 2012 at 5:18 PM Manning is a hero to traitorous, backstabbing, sad sack, misfit, vengeful shitwads all over the world! May he reap the rich reward that he deserves for many decades to come, since the government has taken that needle off of the table. In solitary. PO3 says: August 17, 2012 at 1:05 PM So long as the ending has him dying in a very, very, very painful manner. Cast Leonardo DiCaprio as him. He dies at the end of every film, right? RealitiCzech says: August 17, 2012 at 11:36 PM No, that’s Sean Bean. Michelle Lotz-lynch says: August 23, 2012 at 3:06 PM Oh, how I love Sean bean Major Major Major says: August 17, 2012 at 9:49 AM Two thumbs up! Lt. Butero-Trinkejo says: August 17, 2012 at 2:39 PM Unfortunately, poor Breanna is not in GP or he would have waaaay more than two thumbs up… Army Wife (P) says: August 17, 2012 at 10:39 PM oh dear! Death is too good for this kid, but he needs to be killed anyway. Lt. Butero-Trinkejo says: August 19, 2012 at 5:20 PM Like I always about the DB, they may be in prison, but they are still a pretty patriotic group.