Edward Snowden’s story is going to the wide screen. Sony Pictures said today that it has procured film rights to Pulitzer-winning writer Glenn Greenwald’s approaching book No Place To Hide: Edward Snowden, The NSA, And The U.s. Reconnaissance State. The pic about the biggest break of sagacity archives and the junior NSA investigator builder behind it will be processed by Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, the makers of the James Bond spy establishment. With the arrangement, Wilson and Broccoli will move from their notorious invented 007 to a true spy story: Greenwald’s book, which hit retires yesterday, accounts his association in working with Snowden to break various stories about the U.s. government’s discernment gathering operations in the UK’s The Guardian. It is an exciting particular authentic reflection on the more extensive ramifications of the NSA’s discernment gathering systems that have since come into inquiry. Greenwald’s reporting for on the release earned him the Pulitzer Prize a month ago.
“Glenn Greenwald’s No Place To Hide is an alarming individual record of a standout amongst the most pertinent political occasions of our time,” Wilson and Broccoli said in today’s advertisement of the venture. “We are excited to be working with Glenn to bring this paramount story to the screen.”
Sony has been the go-to studio for movies focused around genuine stories (think Moneyball, Captain Phillips, The Social Network, with the Aaron Sorkin Steve Jobs biopic additionally in the meets expectations). Presently they have ostensibly the greatest news story of the 21st century in house. No essayist has been joined.
“Edward Snowden’s touchy disclosures have brought up essential issues about the part of government in securing its residents and the harmony between national security and particular flexibility,” said Columbia Pictures president Doug Belgrad. “We are to a great degree glad that Michael, Barbara and Glenn picked Sony to bring this riveting story to the wide screen, and accept that Glenn’s record of this unbelievable global occasion will make for a holding and extraordinary film.” Elizabeth Cantillon, Columbia Pictures’ EVP Production, will supervise for the studio.