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BiteSize Planning Rebekah Brooks Movie, Hollywood Reporter Says

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May 19 (Bloomberg) -- BiteSize Entertainment is developing a movie about Rebekah Brooks, the former head of News Corp.’s British publishing unit, the Hollywood Reporter said, citing producer Gene Kirkwood.

The project about Brooks, who has been charged with trying to cover up the tabloid phone-hacking scandal, is in its early stages of development, with no writer, director, or budget, Kirkwood told the publication.

Kirkwood and partner Ross Elliot, who have optioned the rights to the Vanity Fair article “Untangling Rebekah Brooks,” will fold Kirkwood-Elliot Productions into the movie venture with Ron Bloom, chief executive officer of online video site Mevio, Hollywood Reporter said.

Brooks faces three charges of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice, Alison Levitt, the principal legal adviser to Britain’s Director of Public Prosecutions, said on May 15. Brooks has said she is “baffled by the decision to charge” her.

To contact the reporter on this story: Nicholas Larkin in London at nlarkin1@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Claudia Carpenter at ccarpenter2@bloomberg.net

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