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Michael Winterbottom’s Revolution Buys Rights to Comedy-Thriller About Tabloid Journalism

16 February 2016 7:53 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Director Michael Winterbottom and producer Andrew Eaton’s production company, Revolution Films, has bought the film rights to Andrew Croker’s comedy-thriller novel about tabloid journalism, “Three in a Bed,” the company confirmed to Variety Tuesday.

The novel, which is subtitled “The shady world of the tabloids, sex, spies and entrapment,” is set shortly after the real-life 2014 phone-hacking trial of senior staff from Rupert Murdoch’s now shuttered News of the World newspaper, and centers on a tabloid news editor.

“It’s set against the background of real events, particularly the unsavory threesome that involved our politicians, the police and the press,” Croker told the Guardian newspaper.

“It really is the first novel to explore the media world after the Leveson inquiry (into press malpractice). Journalists are so used to seeing their profession being portrayed negatively in TV, films and books. I have so many friends working in journalism and »

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