Julian Assange has welcomed Oliver Stone into his modest quarters in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, with the politically-minded filmmaker keen to offer his support ahead of several reportedly one-sided Assange bio-pics. For a dude who never leaves his bedroom, Assange’s celebrity traction is right up there, developing friendships with Lady Gaga, M.I.A, and now one of Hollywood’s most controversial directors.
Stone bemoaned Assange’s current situation with several tweets including “He lives in a tiny room with great modesty and discipline . . . Strong mind, no sun, friends who visit work to be done.” and “Julian Assange did much for free speech and is now being victimised by the abusers of that concept.“. To which point, he turned his attention to the forthcoming Assange films. Such is the advantage of interactive media, Stone received a curt response to the criticism from We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks director, Alex Gibney.
@theoliverstone Film is often kind, always fair, truthful and about far more than Assange. Maybe you should actually see it b 4 tweeting!
— Alex Gibney (@BaLueBolivar) April 10, 2013
Given that Stone’s immediate schedule looks pretty free, is the Platoon and Wall Street director planning his own Assange-approved picture?