Honestly, I have no idea whether it's true. If I had my druthers, it would be art (very good art in the spirit of Joseph Heller) rather than anything in reality.
However, this post is brought to you by what I call the Martian sociologist-- the little thing in the back of my mind which only wants interesting stuff to happen.
Anyway, the movie is coming out on November 5, and I also recommend Ronson's Them, about various conspiracies.
Movie news from a discussion of the way smarter movies are apt to come out in the fall at Marginal Revolution.