American film director Oliver Stone has made another acquisition in order to bring the story of Edward Snowden to the big screen by buying the movie rights to a book written by the former intelligence contractor’s Russian lawyer.
Stone bought the rights to 'Time of the Octopus,' a book written by Anatoly Kucherena. The director intends to use the storyline as part of his upcoming film about Snowden.
The news comes one week after Stone and long-time producing partner Moritz Borman acquired the rights to Guardian journalist Luke Harding’s 2014 book ‘The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World’s Most Wanted Man.'
Stone is planning to start filming the motion picture adaptation of the former NSA contractor's story before the end of this year. The movie will be based on screenplays of both novels.
Kucherena’s book will be published later this year.