Oscar-winning director Oliver Stone says he’s planning to make a documentary about Russian President Vladimir Putin.
The news comes as Stone visited Moscow this week to finalize details for “The Snowden Files,” a new documentary on NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. That film got picked up yesterday at AFM by Open Road Films for U.S. distribution, and by French company The Wild Bunch for international distribution.
Stone also met Putin briefly this week at a memorial event for late Russian actor and director Vasily Schukshin. Speaking with Russian news agency RIA Novosti, Stone said he “would love to do an interview with [Putin] because he represents a different point of view that Americans don’t hear.”
Putin’s spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, confirmed that the Kremlin “was aware of Stone’s desire to make a film” but would not comment further. This would be Stone’s latest interview documentary with a controversial sitting world leader following his previous docos about Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez.