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Oliver Stone to direct film about former NSA contractor Edward Snowden
Oliver Stone to direct film about former NSA contractor Edward Snowden

With government surveillance remaining a hot news topic, one of filmmaking's biggest firebrands will seek to give it the big-screen treatment. Oliver Stone will write and direct a narrative adaptation of "The Snowden Files," Luke Harding's nonfiction account of the ongoing scandal surrounding former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden. The news was announced by the Guardian, which is involved with the film. Harding, a reporter for the British newspaper, received strong reviews for his book, with some describing its pacing as akin to that of a spy thriller. Stone acquired the rights with longtime producing partner Moritz Borman, and Harding and other...

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