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Oliver Stone to write, direct Edward Snowden film
Oliver Stone to write and direct film on former NSA contractor Edward Snowden
By JAKE COYLE
Associated Press
2014-06-03 06:01 AM

NEW YORK (AP) -- Oliver Stone will write and direct a film about National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden, one of two upcoming high-profile films about Snowden.

Stone announced Monday that he plans to adapt "The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World's Most Wanted Man," a book by Guardian journalist Luke Harding. The project combines one of cinema's most controversial directors with one of the most explosive news events in recent years -- one that is ongoing.

In a statement, Stone calls the account of Snowden's leaks that exposed some of the agency's most sensitive operations "one of the greatest stories of our time."

Sony Pictures purchased the big-screen rights last month to Glenn Greenwald's "No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA and the U.S. Surveillance State."

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