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.”