It seems like a perfect match. Leftist filmmaker Oliver Stone–long the target of the right for his strong political views –is partnering with his long-time producer Moritz Borman on a movie based on journalist Luke Harding’s “The Snowden Files, The Inside Story of the World’s Most Wanted Man,” reports Variety.
Stone and Borman snagged the rights; Stone will write and direct the story surrounding Snowden’s leaks to London newspaper The Guardian, while Borman lines up European financing with a late-year start-date in mind.
Hopefully Stone will be able to wring a taut suspense story out of this book, which the New York Times described as “a fast-paced, almost novelistic narrative that is part bildungsroman and part cinematic thriller.” DreamWorks’ WikiLeaks movie “The Fifth Estate,” on the other hand, which focused on leaks by Julian Assange (Benedict Cumberbatch) of highly classified documents to The Guardian, failed to achieve liftoff at the box office.
Who should play the 29-year-old globetrotting NSA leaker?