Skip to comments.Edward Snowden Story On Way to The Big Screen
Posted on 06/14/2013 12:05:20 PM PDT by drewh
Hollywood is planning to bring movies centring on the story of data-snooping whistleblower Edward Snowden and the equally controversial US drones programme to the big screen, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Few details are available about either project, but the drones movie appears to be further along the road to a potential release. Production company Lakeshore Entertainment has picked up an untitled screenplay for an "action thriller with military elements" from writer Spenser Cohen, a recent University of Southern California graduate who last year sold a screenplay for upcoming true-life Somali pirate drama High Target Value.
Hollywood agency WME is said to be offering a film about Edward Snowden, who exposed the US National Security Agency's programme of widespread surveillance of its own citizens via the Guardian on 6 June, to studios.
Both projects should they ever hit the big screen are likely to be mired in controversy, as Kathryn Bigelow discovered after announcing plans to bring a film about the hunt for and killing of Osama bin Laden to cinemas in 2011. Zero Dark Thirty was expected to be an Oscars frontrunner, given the pedigree of Bigelow. However, concerns from politicians on all sides of the political divide about the film's depiction of torture in the search for al-Qaida's chief appeared to stymie its chances of prize success earlier this year. Zero Dark Thirty eventually took just one Oscar, for best sound editing, though its worldwide box-office haul eventually came in at a more than decent $108m.
Snowden's story in particular has all the ingredients for a successful Hollywood political thriller: intrigue, true-life cache and a maverick central character willing to leave behind his girlfriend and go on the run from his own government in order to expose the truth.
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Starring Denzel Washington as the brave, heroic young President whose trust is betrayed by the weasel-y white techie.
Edward Snowden - Alexander Skarsgård
Lindsay Mills - Carrie Mulligan
USAF Col - Perdogg
USAF Col Wife - Kate Upton
Who should play Edward Snowden?
I’ll bet the NSA has cancelled his credit cards - threatened those who would give him shelter - and forbidden companies from transporting him...
If they were only half as good dealing with radical Muslims...
Good luck Snowy.
I think yer gonna get lost in the blizzard.
Joseph Gordon Leavitt
Hollywood is desperate...
Thanks for the aqvanced warning. I’ll be sure to avoid them like the plague.
Write a book about sitting in some CIA listening post on a Mt in Turkey somewhere and how the local hookers were a hoot. Now that is some flash! LOL
If you want to hear a chilling expose on PRISM, listen to the following interview of William Benny, a 40 year career NSA employee who becaame the director of 6,000 analysts in their intelligence area, and who was personally involved with PRISM under Bush.
Skarsgard, excellent choice.
USAF Major - Impy
USAF Major’s Wife - Alizee
USAF Major’s One night stand - January Jones
Barack Obama - Anthony Hopkins
Michelle Obama - Peter Mayhew
With Rosie O’Donnell as the pole-dancing girl friend.
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