Gibney To Helm Julian Assange Doco

Oscar-winning documentary director Alex Gibney is set to helm a documentary about WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange for Universal Pictures reports Deadline.

Gibney helmed such acclaimed docos as “Enron: The Smartest Guys In The Room,” “Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer” and “Casino Jack and the United States of Money”. His films usually feature interviews or input from his subjects, it’s “inconclusive” though if Assange will co-operate.

Former Universal chairman Marc Shmuger and Gibney are producing. This is not to be confused with the feature thriller film announced yesterday based on an upcoming book about Assange.