By Benjamin Svetkey
Updated March 02, 2011 at 10:02 PM EST

Image Credit: Jordan Strauss/; Dan Kitwood/Getty ImagesContrary to what you might have read online today, Steven Spielberg is not — repeat not — planning on directing or producing a movie about WikiLeaks creator Julian Assange, according to reps for both Spielberg and DreamWorks. DreamWorks has indeed purchased the rights to two WikiLeaks books — Inside WikiLeaks: My Time with Julian Assange at the World’s Most Dangerous Website and WikiLeaks: Inside Julian Assange’s War on Secrecy — but at this point, there is no script for a WikiLeaks movie, no writer, no director, and no producer. And Spielberg, who runs DreamWorks with partner Stacey Snider, already has a full plate: He’s directing War Horse, Lincoln, and Robopacalypse for DreamWorks, and The Adventures of Tin Tin for Paramount.

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