Stone, 67, with his production partner Moritz Borman, bought the
film rights to Harding's "The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of
the World's Most Wanted Man," that delved into the events
surrounding Snowden leaking numerous top-secret NSA surveillance
programs to media.
"This is one of the greatest stories of our time. A real
challenge. I'm glad to have the Guardian working with us," Stone
said in a statement.
The filmmaker, who has won Oscars for directing 1986's "Platoon"
and 1989's "Born on the Fourth of July," will write and direct
the film and also include materials from the Guardian
journalists who broke the story.
(Reporting by Piya Sinha-Roy; Editing by Eric Kelsey and
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