LOS ANGELES (AP) — An upcoming biography of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange isn’t even in stores yet, and it’s already been optioned into a feature film.

Plans are under way for Andrew Fowler’s book, “The Most Dangerous Man in the World,” to be turned into a movie. The Australian reporter first interviewed Assange last May, and his investigative biography is due out later this year.

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Josephson Entertainment and Michelle Krumm Productions jointly optioned the movie rights.

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Assange, 39, is the founder of WikiLeaks, a whistle-blowing website that revealed classified information. He’s in London, where he’s battling extradition to Sweden over sex-crime allegations.

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