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Sony Signs Film Rights to Greenwald’s Book on Snowden

noplacetohideSony has reportedly acquired the film rights to Glenn Greenwald’s book  No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Security State.

According to a report in Variety, James Bond film producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli will produce the film. The film will be based on the Pulitzer-Prize winning book in which Greenwald reveals how he worked with Edward Snowden to unveil top-secret NSA about mass government surveillance. Salon has an excerpt from the book:

On December 1, 2012, I received my first communication from Edward Snowden, although I had no idea at the time that it was from him.

The contact came in the form of an email from someone calling himself Cincinnatus, a reference to Lucius Quinctius Cincinnatus, the Roman farmer who, in the fifth century BC, was appointed dictator of Rome to defend the city against attack. He is most remembered for what he did after vanquishing Rome’s enemies: he immediately and voluntarily gave up political power and returned to farming life. Hailed as a “model of civic virtue,” Cincinnatus has become a symbol of the use of political power in the public interest and the worth of limiting or even relinquishing individual power for the greater good.

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