Magazine article Screen International

Wild Bunch Taps Stone's Snowden Picture

Magazine article Screen International

Wild Bunch Taps Stone's Snowden Picture

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EXCLUSIVE: Film on National Security Agency whistleblower to shoot in Munich in 2015.

Wild Bunch has acquired international rights to Oliver Stone's untitled film about Edward Snowden, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt [pictured] in the leading role.

The deal was negotiated by Wild Bunch sales chief Vincent Maraval and Stone's long-time producing partner Moritz Borman, who previously collaborated with the director on films such as World Trade Center, W. and Savages.

Paris-based Wild Bunch is launching sales on the film at the AFM. Pathé has already snapped rights for France and Benelux.

The film is currently in pre-production in Munich and principal photography will begin in January 2015.

Snowden, a former computer contractor at a National Security Agency facility in Hawaii, hit global headlines in June 2013 when he leaked files on the agency's covert surveillance programmes, revealing how it regularly mined the records of telecommunication companies around the world for intelligence. …

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