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Sony acquires rights to make film of Edward Snowden story

Published on May 15, 2014 5:23 AM
 

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Sony Pictures Entertainment has acquired the rights to the new book by journalist Glenn Greenwald about fugitive US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden, the studio said Wednesday.

James Bond franchise producers Michael Wilson and Barbara Broccoli will make the movie version of "No Place to Hide," described as "a political film that will resonate with today's moviegoers."

Snowden's "explosive revelations have raised important questions about the role of government in protecting its citizens and the balance between national security and personal freedom," said Doug Belgrad, head of Columbia Pictures, a Sony division.

"We are extremely proud that Michael, Barbara and Glenn chose Sony to bring this riveting story to the big screen, and believe that Glenn's account of this incredible international event will make for a gripping and unforgettable film."

 
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