'V for Vendetta' or 'W for Wachowskis'?

Natalie Portman and Hugo Weaving in 'V for Vendetta'

A clean-shaven Natalie Portman and a masked Hugo Weaving take on the fascists in 'V for Vendetta.' Warner Bros. hide caption

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The dark thriller with contemporary political overtones was adapted by the Wachowski brothers, of Matrix fame. But the authors of the graphic novel, written in the 1980s, have distanced themselves from the film, which follows a masked rebel battling a fascist state.

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