Bond Producers Option Edward Snowden Story

Sony Pictures Entertainment has optioned the film rights to Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Glenn Greenwald’s just released book “No Place to Hide” with James Bond film series producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli attached to produce.

The Guardian’s Greenwald was the first to report on the secrets contained within the classified documents that Snowden released to the media a year ago. Charged with espionage, Snowden exiled himself to Russia where he’s been living ever since.

The book itself follows Greenwald’s attempts to work with Snowden to break stories about the U.S. government’s intelligence-gathering operations, especially the NSA.

Sony Pictures President Doug Belgrad said in a statement: “Edward Snowden’s explosive revelations have raised important questions about the role of government in protecting its citizens and the balance between national security and personal freedom. We are extremely proud that Michael, Barbara and Glenn chose Sony to bring this riveting story to the big screen, and believe that Glenn’s account of this incredible international event will make for a gripping and unforgettable film.”

Source: Sony Pictures