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Oliver Stone to direct film about
former NSA contractor Edward Snowden

Los Angrles Times, by Oliver Gettell

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Posted By:ElSid, 6/2/2014 4:58:36 PM

With government surveillance remaining a hot news topic, one of filmmaking´s biggest firebrands will seek to give it the big-screen treatment. Oliver Stone will write and direct a narrative adaptation of "The Snowden Files," Luke Harding´s nonfiction account of the ongoing scandal surrounding former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden. The news was announced by the Guardian, which is involved with the film. Harding, a reporter for the British newspaper, received strong reviews for his book, with some describing its pacing as akin to that of a spy thriller. Stone acquired the rights with longtime producing

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I guess they´ll have to call this "Zero Dark 0bama."

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: snichols, 6/2/2014 5:27:38 PM     (No. 9870576)

Happened to watch "W", also directed by Stone. What a hatchet job! This was called a biography, but was nothing but a leftist attempt to lay out a lying scenario of what they would like Bush´s life to be.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: coyote, 6/2/2014 6:56:39 PM     (No. 9870705)

Another work of fiction from Stone. There isn´t anyone that doesn´t know what that pile that he leaves behind consists of.

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