Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

Oliver Stone to direct Edward Snowden movie

snowden.jpg

Hacking, whistle blowing, murky American privacy policies - when Edward Snowden lifted the lid on the NSA's surveillance activities, you just knew a big budget film was in the offing.

No stranger to weighty political flicks, news comes from The Guardian that Oscar-winning Oliver Stone ("Nixon," "Platoon," "W" and "JFK") is set to direct a script adapted from The Snowden Files by The Guardian's Luke Harding.

"This is one of the greatest stories of our time, a real challenge," Stone said in a statement which confirmed that The Guardian would be working with the director on the film.

Production is set to begin before the close of 2014, putting the film on course to be finished ahead of Sony Picture's adaptation of Glenn Greenwald's No Place To Hide, which also follows the Snowden/NSA debacle.

(Images: Rex)

[Via: The Guardian]

Related

fury.jpg

Exclusive Fury set visit

this-is-where-i-leave-you.jpg

This Is Where I Leave You Trailer

pearce.jpg

Bad Villains In Good Films

h1.jpg

15 Things You (Probably) Didn't Know About Super 8

jonah-hill.jpg

Jonah Hill talks 22 Jump Street

star-wars-lupita.jpg

Lupita Nyong'o and Gwedoline Christie join Star Wars

Comments

More

Brendan Gleeson: "I was thrilled to be cut down by Daniel Day-Lewis"

Brendan Gleeson on being entertained by Gambon and killed by Day-Lewis

by Ralph Jones
22 Jun 2017

Can you guess the highest grossing film for every year since 1980?

Genuinely: no, you can't

by Gary Ogden
21 Jun 2017

Don't panic, but the Han Solo movie just lost both of its directors

Don't ruin this for us now

by Carl Anka
21 Jun 2017

Daniel Day-Lewis announces he's retiring from acting

His final film will air later this year

by Alex Finnis
21 Jun 2017

Netflix’s new Hulk Hogan documentary looks like essential viewing

It couldn't have come at a better time

by Tom Victor
16 Jun 2017

The 17 ultimate screen dads

The daddies of them all

16 Jun 2017

The 'Dodgeball' cast have reunited for a surprise mini-sequel

Watch it here

by Gary Ogden
15 Jun 2017

Stunning footage of Bruce Lee's only "real fight" has been unearthed

The martial arts expert looking just as masterful away from Hollywood

by Carl Anka
14 Jun 2017

Edgar Wright has teased the possibility of Hot Fuzz 2

The greatest buddy cop film of all time... Part 2?

by Carl Anka
09 Jun 2017

Nick Offerman: "I would have sold my family to play Gimli"

The moustachioed funny man on varnishing, magnets, and his Gimli ambitions

by Ralph Jones
08 Jun 2017