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Oliver Stone To Write And Direct Edward Snowden Movie

Rex J. Lindeman |
June 3, 2014 | 5:55 p.m. PDT

Staff Reporter

Oliver Stone and Edward Snowden (@ShortList/Twitter)
Oliver Stone and Edward Snowden (@ShortList/Twitter)
In what is absolutely a match made in heaven, controversial director Oliver Stone will both write and direct an upcoming movie about NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.

The move comes immediately after Stone and producer Moritz Borman secured the rights to “The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World’s Most Wanted Man,” written by The Guardian reporter Luke Harding. Borman and Stone are longtime Hollywood partners, who worked together to nab the rights to the book.

Described by the New York Times as “a fast-paced, almost novelistic narrative” that reads like a spy movie, Harding’s book is significantly fitting subject matter for the Oscar-winning director. Having already directed movies, such as “Born on the Fourth of July,” “JFK” and “Nixon,” Stone will surely bring an emotional and critical direction to the story.

Stone is already hard at work writing the Snowden screenplay. The movie is scheduled to begin shooting before the end of 2014.

Given Stone’s penchant for tackling tough subjects in American politics, policy and beyond, this Snowden movie already feels like a winner.

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