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Oliver Stone to Direct Edward Snowden Biopic

By Oliver MacMahon | Indiewire June 2, 2014 at 2:01PM

Ready to reveal the ‘untold’ truth once again, Oscar-winner Oliver Stone is set to write and direct Sony films’ Edward Snowden biopic.
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Oliver Stone.
Oliver Stone.

Ready to reveal the 'untold' truth once again, Oscar-winner Oliver Stone is set to write and direct Sony films' Edward Snowden biopic. Adapted from Luke Harden's "The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World's Most Wanted Man," the film will reportedly begin production late this year, according to a story from The Guardian

Backed up by long-serving producer Moritz Borman, Stone plans to throw down the gauntlet, aiming to beat James Bond producers Michael Wilson and Barbara Broccoli's rival project "No Place To Hide" by Glenn Greenwald to the market.

This will be Stone's first film since his 2012 crime thriller "Savages," that was met with mixed reviews. This time around though, one feels he will be in more comfortable territory. This isn't Stone's first foray into the hard-hitting world of politics. Previously he directed "Nixon," "JFK" and "W.," as well as documentaries on Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez. 

Stone called Snowden's tale in a statement, "one of the greatest stories of all time."

This article is related to: Oliver Stone, Edward Snowden, The Snowden Files