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Oliver Stone to make Snowden film

Published on Jun 3, 2014 6:15 AM
 
Accused government whistleblower Edward Snowden speaks via video conference with members of the Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg in this file photo taken on April 8, 2014. Oliver Stone is to make a film about fugitive US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden, based on a book by a British journalist, it was announced on Monday. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

LONDON (AFP) - Oliver Stone is to make a film about fugitive US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden, based on a book by a British journalist, it was announced on Monday.

Luke Harding, the author of The Snowden Files: The Inside Story Of The World's Most Wanted Man, said on Twitter that the US film-maker has bought the movie rights to the book.

Harding, who writes for British newspaper The Guardian, said Stone would write and direct the film with his long-term producing partner Moritz Borman.

"I'm thrilled and delighted," the journalist said.

 
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