Sony, James Bond producers pick up film rights to Glenn Greenwald's book on NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden

By Daniel S Levine,

Sony has won the film rights to No Place To Hide: Edward Snowden, The NSA, And The U.S. Surveillance State, journalist Glenn Greenwald’s book on Edward Snowden. Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, the producers behind the James Bond franchise will produce the film.

No Place To Hide will tell the story of Snowden, the former NSA contractor, who leaked thousands of NSA documents to the press last year, revealing the secret surveillance programs run by the NSA. Snowden is currently living in Russia, which granted him temporary asylum. Greenwald deals directly with Snowden and remains in contact with him. The Pulitzer Prize winner published documents in the Guardian.

“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 a statement, notes Deadline. “We are thrilled to be working with Glenn to bring this important story to the screen.”

Greenwald added that he is looking forward to working with Sony’s Amy Pascal and Doug Belgard to produce the film. “Growing up, I was heavily influenced by political films, and am excited about the opportunity to be part of a political film that will resonate with today’s moviegoers,” Greenwald said, notes The Hollywood Reporter.

Sony has become well-known for real-life stories as of late, including The Social Network and Moneyball. Aaron Sorkin is currently writing a Steve Jobs biopic for the studio.

No Place To Hide was released on Tuesday.



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