“We have probably 160 lawyers”: HBO readies documentary on Church of Scientology

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Lawrence Wright’s book „Going Clear“ is being turned into a documentary for HBO.

By Sarah Gray|SALON

HBO is planning to release a documentary on the Church of Scientology, based on Pulitzer Prize-winning author Lawrence Wright’s controversial book “Going Clear.” HBO collaborated with Oscar winner Alex Gibney on the film, and it will be released in 2015, according to the Hollywood Reporter – and HBO is already preparing for pushback and a barrage of litigation. ”And this time,” Nevins told THR, “We’ll be ready.”

From the Hollywood Reporter:

“HBO long has championed documentary filmmaking. It commissioned the Scientology project nearly two years ago, right after the book’s January 2013 publication, when frequent collaborator Gibney brought it to the network. The film, which is expected to feature new revelations about the controversial religion and its famous followers Tom Cruise and John Travolta, almost certainly will draw an aggressive response from the notoriously litigious church.”

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