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Rebekah Brooks: The movie, coming soon

The story of Rebekah Brooks is to be made into a feature length film.

Former News of the World Editor Rebekah Brooks arriving at Lewisham police station earlier this week Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

Details of the movie, which focuses on the life of the ex-News International chief executive, were announced in Cannes during this year's film festival.

It is in development as one of the first projects of BiteSize Entertainment.

Brooks was charged with perverting the course of justice during the phone-hacking scandal Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Brooks publicly stated this week that allegations that she, her husband and four others plotted to hide evidence were "an expensive sideshow and a waste of public money".

The former Sun and News of the World editor and her racehorse trainer husband Charlie were charged following a police investigation into phone-hacking, computer hacking and corruption.

Brooks was charged with three counts Credit: Reuters

Production company Kirkwood-Elliot has optioned the rights to the Vanity Fair article 'Untangling Rebekah Brooks' by Suzanna Andrews.

It is now developing the film based around the story.

Kirkwood told The Hollywood Reporter:

We will make a film and also use it as a porthole into [Rupert] Murdoch's world. She's got a great story.

Charlie Brooks and his wife Rebekah leaving their lawyers offices in London Credit: Sean Dempsey/PA Wire

Rebekah Brooks and her husband Charlie will appear in court in June alongside her former PA, Cheryl Carter and chauffeur Paul Edwards charged with conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.

Mark Hanna, head of security at News International and security consultant Daryl Jorsling also face single counts of conspiring with her.