Acclaimed director Oliver Stone, who has made iconic films like "Wall Street" and "Platoon," will be directing a film based on the story of Edward Snowden that will be adapted from a book written by Luke Harding, a journalist at British newspaper, The Guardian.
The British tabloid said, in a statement, Monday that the film will be based on “The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World’s Most Wanted Man,” an account of the ongoing controversy stemming from Snowden's revelations about the NSA's spying activities.
Stone will also reportedly write the script of the film while Moritz Borman will produce the film. Harding, and other journalists from The Guardian, will reportedly assist Stone on the story as consultants, and, according to The Guardian, production on the film is set to begin by the end of this year.
"This is one of the greatest stories of our time. A real challenge. I'm glad to have the Guardian working with us," Stone reportedly said, in the statement.
The Guardian editor-in-chief Alan Rusbridger reportedly said: “The story of Edward Snowden is truly extraordinary, and the unprecedented revelations he brought to light have forever transformed our understanding of, and relationship with, government and technology. We’re delighted to be working with Oliver Stone and Moritz Borman on the film.”
However, this is not the only film based on the story of Snowden that is currently in the works.
James Bond producer Barbara Broccoli is also reportedly working on a film based on “No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State,” a book by American investigative journalist Glenn Greenwald, who has also written about Snowden for The Guardian.