Greenwald sells movie rights of Snowden story to Sony Pictures

The New York Times reports: After a long, slow haul, the film rights to Glenn Greenwald’s book about Edward J. Snowden and his revelations about electronic surveillance by United States security officials have found a home, at Sony Pictures Entertainment.

Sony said on Wednesday that it had acquired rights to Mr. Greenwald’s book, “No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA and the U. S. Surveillance State,” for the producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli. Mr. Wilson and Ms. Broccoli are known for their work on James Bond films like “Skyfall” and “Quantum of Solace,” both of which were released by Sony and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.

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2 thoughts on “Greenwald sells movie rights of Snowden story to Sony Pictures

  1. pabelmont

    Leaving aside the questions of WHO should sell this story, and WHETHER it should be sold at all, may I say I hope SONY does a blockbuster with it — rather than buy the rights and then sit on them with no movie (the common treatment of patents the patehnt-buyer does not wish to turn into a market-place reality).

  2. Mr. Blair M. Phillips

    I agree with pabelmont…I too hope Sony does a real good job of explaining what Edward Snowden has done and why – for people and Democracy. American Capitalism, for at least, the last 50 years, has become the worlds nightmare.

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