It turns out that Oliver Stone is set to make a film about Edward Snowden. Stone’s film is based on a book The Snowden Files by Guardian reporter Luke Harding. Stone is a fan of Snowden so the film will likely be sympathetic to him.
“To me, Snowden is a hero,” Stone said in July of last year. “He revealed secrets that we should all know, that the United States has repeatedly violated the fourth amendment.”
This is not the only film in the works. Another film is being made by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, the producers of the James Bond franchise and will be based on Glenn Greenwald’s book No Place to Hide and this too should be sympathetic to Snowden.
“Glenn Greenwald’s No Place To Hide
It will be interesting to see if the government tries to get a filmmaker to put out a film that is sympathetic to its point of view, the way they did with Zero Dark Thirty. They may think it is better to lie low on this one, since it would be really hard to portray James Clapper, Keith Alexander, or Michael Hayden in a heroic light.
I hope that Snowden gets some money from these ventures. Although he seems to be unconcerned about living an austere life, it would be nice for him to have some income.