In Gavin Hood's "Official Secrets," Keira Knightley plays ex-spy and Iraq war whistle-blower Katharine Gun.
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A British whistleblower responsible for a dramatic leak in the run-up to the 2003 invasion of Iraq and now the subject of a Hollywood film hopes it will refocus attention on the flawed evidence that led to war. Ex-spy Katharine Gun (played by Keira Knightley in the new movie "Official Secrets") believes the dramatization could also damage the partially repaired reputations of the U.K. and U.S. leaders behind the military action.The British government eventually opted in 2004 not to prosecute Gun after she pleaded not guilty.Gun said she was initially hesitant about getting involved in the film, fearing another false dawn after numerous failed attempts to make a movie about the dramatic events that have shaped the last 16 years of her life.For Gun, the film reminds audiences of the apparent lack of accountability for Bush and Blair over the Iraq War, which caused immense suffering and eroded regional stability.
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