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Who Should Oliver Stone Cast as Edward Snowden?

ShutterstockEdNortonOliver Stone calls the narrative at the center of Guardian journalist Luke Harding‘s tome The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World’s Most Wanted Man “one of the greatest stories of our time.” With the announcement that Stone will work closely with the British newspaper to adapt the book into a big-budget Hollywood movie, the next question becomes our headline.

The first name that popped to mind for FishbowlNY is Edward Norton, and not just because he shares the same first name. Yes, Norton is considerably older than the 30-year-old Snowden, but this terrific, fiercely intellectual actor could easily handle that challenge and certainly wouldn’t be the first thespian to portray someone younger on screen. Norton previously starred in Stone’s 1996 drama The People vs. Larry Flynt.

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WGA Award Nominees Announced, Sans Tree of Life

The Writer’s Guild of America announced the nominees for its annual awards for original screenplay, adapted screenplay and documentary screenplay. Some big names were left out this year–most notably Terrence Malick‘s Tree of Life. Bridesmaids was one of the films to pick up a nod in its stead.

As Gold Derby notes, other big names left off the list, like The Artist, may seem like glaring omissions, but in reality the films were ineligible under WGA guidelines.

The winners will be announced on February 19, 2012, during simultaneous award ceremonies in Hollywood and New York.

Full list of nominees after the jump:

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Pitt Takes On Homer — And We Don’t Mean Simpson

Brad Pitt, taking on a definitively intellectual slant, will dance around a starring role in a film version of Homer‘s epic poem “The Odyssey” with “Mad Max” director George Miller attached to direct, Variety sayspitt.jpg.

Pitt, under his banner Plan B Prods., will produce for Warner Bros.

No stranger to the Greeks, Pitt played Achilles in the Wolfgang Petersen-directed “Troy,” a global blockbuster that David Benioff adapted from “The Iliad.”

Both Homer poems dealt with the Trojan War. “The Odyssey” focused on the exploits of Odysseus, who hatched the idea to build the Trojan Horse. “The Odyssey” deals with his long journey home after he declines to become a god.

Pitt will next be seen in the David Fincher-directed “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” and the Terrence Malick-directed “Tree of Life.” He just began shooting the Quentin Tarantino-directed “Inglourious Basterds.”

Miller remains attached to direct “Justice League” at Warner Bros.