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Sony Hack Doc Coming From Oscar-Nominated Team Behind ‘The Square’

Sony Hack Doc Coming From Oscar-Nominated Team Behind 'The Square'

The team behind Netflix’s 2013 Oscar-nominated and Emmy-winning documentary “The Square” is now setting up the first film yet to take on the scandal. Jehane Noujaim and Karim Amer will explore the cyberattack in a yet-to-be-titled documentary that, according to THR, will “drop new bombshells” and “put forth alternative theories about the hack’s culprit.”

On November 24, the attacks were instigated by a group ominously self-described as “Guardians of Peace,” who disabled Sony’s email and internal systems. That lasted about a week, and culminated in an NSA-style disclosure of the gender inequality, salary imbalance and dubious goings-on within the studio. Ultimately the hack attack claimed its most prominent victim: beleaguered executive Amy Pascal, who got an exit deal in February of this year.

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On December 19, President Obama and the FBI officially named North Korea the culprit, though many in the cyber-community believe this was an inside job given the intimacy of the attacks, which, though no longer unravelling, still resonate at Sony. This April, WikiLeaks published over 200,000 leaked documents, affording journos the opportunity to trawl the lion’s share of this data in late 2014 for the salacious, news-worthy and attention-grabbing.

Noujaim, who won a DGA Award for “The Square,” and Amer were reportedly already working on an international cyberattack documentary before eventually landing on the Sony attack as their entry point.

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