“JFK” and “Platoon” director Oliver Stone is reportedly set to helm a feature film adaptation of Luke Harding’s “The Snowden Files”.
Speaking with The Guardian, whom will be consulting on the story, Stone says: “This is one of the greatest stories of our time, a real challenge. I’m glad to have the Guardian working with us.”
Harding was a journalist at the British paper which was involved in the early revelations of the material Edward Snowden smuggled out of the NSA. Said material exposed the mass government surveillance that was being conducted on U.S. citizens.
Conceived as a European co-production, Moritz Borman will produce the film which is due to start shooting before the end of the year.
The movie is also in competition with a rival Snowden film, “No Place to Hide,” which James Bond series producers Michael Wilson and Barbara Broccoli are overseeing.