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Edward Snowden Movie Coming Soon From James Bond Producers and Sony Pictures

One day after the release of Glenn Greenwald's novel on Edward Snowden, Sony Pictures acquires the rights to the book No Place To Hide: Edward Snowden, The NSA, And The U.S. Surveillance State.

Sony Pictures wants to tap into the NSA rogue agent, Edward Snowden. The upcoming movie will center on the largest leak of intelligence documents and the young NSA analyst contractor behind the scandal. NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden: 'They're going to  say I aided our enemies' - video interview The movie will be produced by the producers of the James Bond spy franchise, Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli.
With the deal, Wilson and Broccoli will shift from their iconic fictitious 007 to a real spy story: Greenwald’s book, which hit shelves yesterday, chronicles his involvement in working with Snowden to break numerous stories about the U.S. government’s intelligence-gathering operations in the UK’s The Guardian. It is a thrilling personal narrative of the events as they unfolded and an important historical reflection on the broader implications of the NSA’s intelligence-gathering methods that have since come into question.
“Glenn Greenwald’s No Place To Hide is a terrifying personal account of one of the most relevant political events of our time,” Wilson and Broccoli said in the announcement of the upcoming movie. “We are thrilled to be working with Glenn to bring this important story to the screen.” 9781627790741_p0_v4_s260x420 “Edward 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 Columbia Pictures president Doug Belgrad.   “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.” Elizabeth Cantillon, Columbia Pictures’ EVP Production, will oversee for the studio. Glenn Greenwald recently won the Pulitzer Prize for his reporting on the NSA scandal.

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