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Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Oliver Stone likely to team up for Edward Snowden movie

7 hours ago | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Is the Hollywood forecast calling for 500 Days of Snowden?

According to Variety, Joseph Gordon-Levitt has been offered the role of Edward Snowden in Oliver Stone’s upcoming film about the Nsa whistleblower, The Snowden Files. No official deal has been made between the two parties, but it seems the Don Jon star has agreed to play the part of the former U.S. intelligence analyst responsible for the largest leak of classified documents in American history since the Vietnam War.

Stone is no stranger to the political genre, having directed W., Nixon, Born on the Fourth of July, and more »

- Jake Perlman

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Oliver Stone's Edward Snowden Biopic Eyes Joseph Gordon-Levitt

9 hours ago | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Director Oliver Stone wants Joseph Gordon-Levitt to star as Edward Snowden in his upcoming biopic The Snowden Files.

This version of the asylum-seeking CIA leaker's story is based on the novel Time of the Octopus, by Snowden's Russian lawyer Anatoly Kucherena. The story tracks the American whistle blower as he heads to Russia, and the conversations between him and his lawyer as he awaits his request for asylum to be considered by the country. Oliver Stone and producing partner Moritz Borman also have the righs to Luke Harding's novel The Snowden Files: The Inside Story Of The World's Most Wanted Man, which will serve as a secondary basis for the movie.

The Snowden Files will begin shooting this December in Munich, Germany.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt recently wrapped production on the Philippe Petit biopic The Walk, for director Robert Zemeckis, which follows the tightrope walker's daring Twin Towers stunt. Joseph Gordon-Levitt »

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24th James Bond Movie Starts Shooting Dec. 6

15 September 2014 11:09 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Sam Mendes will begin filming the 24th James Bond film on Dec. 6, with the main cast members meeting for a table read that date at Pinewood Studios.

Daniel Craig will return as the iconic British spy for his fourth Bond movie. Also reprising their roles will be Ralph Fiennes as M, Naomie Harris as Eve Moneypenny, Rory Kinnear as Bill Tanner and Ben Whishaw as Q.

Mendes, who directed the last Bond pic,”Skyfall,” is helming from a script by John Logan that was rewritten by the team of Neal Purvis and Robert Wade. The three scribes collaborated on “Skyfall,” but Logan had previously been the only writer on the as-yet-to-be-titled film known as Bond24.

MGM, Sony and producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli announced last summer that they had locked in release dates for the film, setting the U.K. launch for Oct. 23, 2015, and U.S. for Nov. »

- Dave McNary

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'Bond 24' to Begin Production December 2014

14 September 2014 1:45 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Back in June, we reported that production on the highly-anticipated Bond 24 has been pushed to December 2014, with Skyfall co-writers Neal Purvis and Robert Wade returning to work on the original script by John Logan. Today, MI6-hq.com reports that shooting has been scheduled to begin on December 6, 2014.

Director Sam Mendes will assemble his cast including Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw and Rory Kinnear for a table read of the screenplay in late November at Pinewood Studios.

The filmmaker and producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson are currently casting for the Bond Girl and villain roles. We reported last month that the villain will be a towering man named Hinx, who has been compared to classic James Bond villains Jaws and Oddjob. While several Scandanavian actresses have tested for a secondary roles, the primary Bond Girl will be British.

Production is scheduled to take place in Austria, »

- MovieWeb

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Rumor: Sam Mendes Wants Léa Seydoux for Bond 24

8 August 2014 11:22 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

The folks behind Bond 24 had a tough time with that script.  Even though Neal Purvis and Robert Wade opted out of the 24th installment after working on The World Is Not EnoughDie Another DayCasino RoyaleQuantum of Solace, and Skyfall, back in June, news broke that the duo would actually return to do some work on John Logan’s Bond 24 script, specifically stepping to give it some “punch.”  However, it turns out, giving it a little punch might have been a bit of an understatement. Even though it’s being reported that Logan’s script was in really bad shape, apparently they’ve fixed it up enough now to move forward with casting because there’s a rumor out there that Sam Mendes has his eye on Léa Seydoux (Blue is the Warmest Color) to star opposite Daniel Craig in the film.  Hit the jump for »

- Perri Nemiroff

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James Bond 24 Script Getting Completely Rewritten at Last Minute

1 August 2014 12:33 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

For awhile now we've known that Skyfall director Sam Mendes was getting back behind the camera for James Bond 24, the next installment of the spy franchise starring Daniel Craig as 007. The script was again coming from John Logan, writer of Skyfall, but now a report from The Daily Mail's reliable Baz Bamigboye says frequent Bond franchise writers Neil Purvis and Robert Wade were brought in for a last minute rewrite. In fact, the source calls it a "rescue" of the original screenplay that has been completely overhauled, with a previous report from the same source saying Logan's script was "politely moved aside." Maybe they're just using the same basic story now as the new script from Purvis and Wade has been said to add more thrills. The new effort has reportedly already been given the greenlight and Bond producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson are ready to march »

- Ethan Anderton

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"Bond 24" Script Scoring A Massive Overhaul?

1 August 2014 10:12 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

A little while back came word that regular Bond series scribes Neil Purvis and Robert Wade were brought onboard the upcoming twenty-fourth James Bond film to polish John Logan's script.

At the time it seemed they were just coming back to add some humor. Now though, a report in The Daily Mail indicates their revisions were potentially far more extensive than that.

Sources say writers Neil Purvis and Robert Wade answered a fire-alarm call from actor Daniel Craig and director Sam Mendes to 'rescue' the screenplay and add some 'thrills'. They then delivered a "substantially different" work to producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson - and the green light has been given for filming to start in late November/early December. 

The paper's source says: "Everyone's excited, and all systems are pumping away at full speed. There was an awful lot of work to do. It was a big job. »

- Garth Franklin

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'Bond 24' Eyes Rome for Epic Car Chase

23 July 2014 3:41 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Even though production has been delayed on Bond 24 until December, the producers are still working to secure locations for the new 007 adventure. MI6 reports that Luciano Sovena, the new head of the Lazio Film Commission, has met with Bond 24 to secure an important shoot in Rome for an action-packed car chase.

Here's what Luciano Sovena had to say to members of the Italian press, although it's clear that nothing is finalized yet.

"I met the producers of the Bond series, Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson, and we discussed the project. One of the key scenes, among the most spectacular in the film, will be a car chase in Via Quattro Fontane. I'm already excited. I hope that the City streamlines the procedures for the granting of permits, it would be a shame to miss this great opportunity because of the bureaucracy."

The Via Quattro Fontane translates into The Four Fountains, »

- MovieWeb

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"Bond 24" Films Key Scene In Rome

23 July 2014 1:45 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Lazio Film Commission President Luciano Sovena has revealed that a key sequence from the next film in the James Bond franchise is set to be shot in Rome. MI6-hq has transcribed the key quote from various Italian press sources:

"I met the producers of the Bond series, Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson, and we discussed the project. One of the key scenes, among the most spectacular in the film, will be a car chase in Via Quattro Fontane.

I'm already excited. I hope that the City streamlines the procedures for the granting of permits, it would be a shame to miss this great opportunity because of the bureaucracy."

Production on the new Bond film is slated to begin in December this year following a brief delay due to script re-writes.

Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris and Ben Whishaw are returning for the film which will once again »

- Garth Franklin

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Bond Will Continue To Trot The Globe in Next Film

23 July 2014 8:25 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

In case you had any doubts, one tried and true James Bond movie tradition isn't going anywhere any time soon. His films will continue to take place in very international locales, and Bond 24 will be no different. MI6 is now reporting that it's sources are claiming that the film is currently scouting locations in Morocco, Austria, and Rome. Italy is no stranger to housing Bond productions, as it was a major part of the series reboot Casino Royale in 2006, then again for the pre-title sequence of Quantum of Solace.

Italy's Lazio Film Commission makes clear that this is no coincidence. They want Bond, as part of their strategy to bring in all kinds of large scale, international productions to their beautiful country. "I met the producers of the Bond series, Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson," said Sovena, "and we discussed the project. One of the key scenes, among »

- Mario-Francisco Robles

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Why Mendes Brought Back Purvis & Wade for 'Bond 24' Polish

28 June 2014 1:04 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Turnabout is fair play, as veteran James Bond scribes Neil Purvis & Robert Wade have been reinstated to add a bit of witty repartee to the upcoming "Bond 24," according to the reliable Baz Bamigboye of UK's DailyMail. Purvis & Wade, franchise staples since Pierce Brosnan's "The World is Not Enough" (1999), turned over the screenwriting reins to John Logan for "Bond 24" after he was brought in to polish their work on "Skyfall," which, of course, become the first billion Bond in franchise history. While tag-teaming the scripting of Bond is not unusual, the return of Purvis & Wade has caused "polite turmoil," according to an exec, and will push production back on "Bond 24" from October to December, but still on course for its 2015 release (October 23 in the UK and November 6 domestically).  This obviously means that director Sam Mendes, Bond star Daniel Craig, and producers Michael Wilson and Barbara »

- Bill Desowitz

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Neal Purvis, Robert Wade Returning to Write 24th James Bond Movie

27 June 2014 1:29 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Neal Purvis and Robert Wade, who have co-written the last five James Bond movies, are returning to work on the script for the 24th Bond film.

The British writing team has been hired to re-write John Logan’s script. The three scribes collaborated on “Skyfall” but Logan had been the only writer previously on Bond 24.

Skyfall” director Sam Mendes came on board last July for the 24th film in the franchise along with Daniel Craig as the iconic British spy. MGM, Sony and producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli announced at that point that they had locked in release dates for the yet-to-be titled film, setting the U.K. launch for Oct. 23, 2015, and U.S. for Nov. 6, 2015.

Skyfall” is the top grosser in the franchise with $1.1 billion worldwide, the best DVD/Blu-Ray seller and the all-time best performer at the U.K. box office. It also won Oscars »

- Dave McNary

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Oliver Stone bolsters whistleblower project

10 June 2014 10:28 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Oliver Stone and Moritz Borman have added more source material to their upcoming Edward Snowden feature.

The partners have acquired films rights to the novel Time Of The Octopus, an as-yet-unpublished fictionalised story by Snowden’s Russian lawyer Anatoly Kucherena that appears to borrow heavily from real events.

Stone plans to use Kucherena’s novel alongside Luke Harding’s book, The Snowden Files: The Inside Story Of The World’s Most Wanted Man as he prepares the untitled Snowden feature, set to shoot before the end of the year.

Stone announced his involvement in a Snowden project last week, in what has become a rival project to Eon producers Michael Wilson and Barbara Broccoli’s Glenn Greenwald adaptation No Place To Hide.

Time Of The Octopus centres on a Us whistleblower who flees to Russia where he meets a Russian lawyer and looks back on his life.

“Anatoly has written a grand inquisitor-style Russian novel weighing »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Oliver Stone strengthens Snowden hand

10 June 2014 10:28 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Oliver Stone and Moritz Borman have added more source material to their upcoming Edward Snowden film.

The partners have acquired films rights to the novel Time Of The Octopus, an as-yet-unpublished fictionalised story by Snowden’s Russian lawyer Anatoly Kucherena that appears to borrow heavily from real events.

Stone plans to use Kucherena’s novel alongside Luke Harding’s book, The Snowden Files: The Inside Story Of The World’s Most Wanted Man as he prepares the Untitled Snowden feature, set to shoot before the end of the year.

Stone announced his involvement in a Snowden project last week, in what has become a rival project to Eon producers Michael Wilson and Barbara Broccoli’s Glenn Greenwald adaptation No Place To Hide.

Time Of The Octopus centres on a Us whistleblower who flees to Russia where he meets a Russian lawyer and looks back on his life.

“Anatoly has written a grand inquisitor-style Russian novel weighing »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Oliver Stone Options Novel by Edward Snowden's Lawyer for New Biopic

10 June 2014 9:51 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Director Oliver Stone has acquired the rights to the novel Time of the Octopus, written by Edward Snowden's Russian lawyer Anatoly Kucherena to use as source material for his planned biopic we first reported on last week.

The novel appears to be a fictionalized version of the lawyer's experience with Edward Snowden, with the story centering on a Russian lawyer and an American whistleblower as he waits for the Russian government to consider his request for asylum. Deadline suggests that the book deal may be the closest thing that Oliver Stone and producer Moritz Borman can get to Edward Snowden's life rights.

Our original report from last week revealed that Oliver Stone acquired The Snowden Files: The Inside Story Of The World's Most Wanted Man, a new book from The Guardian journalist Luke Harding for the currently-untitled biopic. Oliver Stone plans on using both The Snowden Files and Time of the Octopus, »

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Oliver Stone to direct Snowden Files

2 June 2014 1:33 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The controversial filmmaker renowned for his fiercely intelligent accounts of Us history has come on board to direct the tale of Nsa whistleblower Edward Snowden in what will be a race to the screen with rival project No Place To Hide.

According to a report on The Guardian, the project is being assembled as a European co-production and will commence shooting towards the end of the year.

The screenplay is based on Guardian journalist Luke Harding’s book The Snowden Files: The Inside Story Of The World’s Most Wanted Man, chronicling the former Nsa contractor’s leaking of documents.

The Guardian columnist Glenn Greenwald broke the story of government surveillance in June 2013 and is at the centre of No Place To Hide, which James Bond producers Michael Wilson and Barbara Broccoli are adapting from Greenwald’s book of the same name.

Stone’s regular producer Moritz Borman is on board The Snowden Files and it is understood »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Oliver Stone to direct The Snowden Files

2 June 2014 1:33 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The controversial filmmaker renowned for his fiercely intelligent accounts of Us history has come on board to direct the tale of Nsa whistleblower Edward Snowden in what will be a race to the screen with rival project No Place To Hide.

According to a report on The Guardian, the project is being assembled as a European co-production and will commence shooting towards the end of the year.

The screenplay is based on Guardian journalist Luke Harding’s book The Snowden Files: The Inside Story Of The World’s Most Wanted Man, chronicling the former Nsa contractor’s leaking of documents.

The Guardian columnist Glenn Greenwald broke the story of government surveillance in June 2013 and is at the centre of No Place To Hide, which James Bond producers Michael Wilson and Barbara Broccoli are adapting from Greenwald’s book of the same name.

Stone’s regular producer Moritz Borman is on board The Snowden Files and it is understood »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Oliver Stone to Direct Biopic on Nsa Whistleblower Edward Snowden

2 June 2014 11:03 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Director Oliver Stone has signed on to make yet another controversial biopic, with his new project centering on the Nsa whistleblower Edward Snowden.

The movie will focus on Edward Snowden's experiences as a contractor for the CIA, who leaked thousands of classified documents to Glenn Greenwald, a former columnist for the U.K. publication The Guardian, back in June 2013. The documents shed new light on the massive government surveillance techniques used on the American people under Barack Obama's administration. Edward Snowden has been granted temporary asylum in Russia, although if he ever returns to the United States, he faces a 30-year prison sentence.

The project will be adapted from The Guardian journalist Luke Harding's book The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World's Most Wanted Man, which was published in February. The book charts Snowden's political awakening, who found his libertarian views at odds with the government's surveillance program. »

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Oliver Stone to Direct Edward Snowden Biopic

2 June 2014 11:01 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Ready to reveal the 'untold' truth once again, Oscar-winner Oliver Stone is set to write and direct Sony films' Edward Snowden biopic. Adapted from Luke Harden's "The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World's Most Wanted Man," the film will reportedly begin production late this year, according to a story from The Guardian. Backed up by long-serving producer Moritz Borman, Stone plans to throw down the gauntlet, aiming to beat James Bond producers Michael Wilson and Barbara Broccoli's rival project "No Place To Hide" by Glenn Greenwald to the market.This will be Stone's first film since his 2012 crime thriller "Savages," that was met with mixed reviews. This time around though, one feels he will be in more comfortable territory. This isn't Stone's first foray into the hard-hitting world of politics. Previously he directed "Nixon," "JFK" and "W.," as well as documentaries on Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez. »

- Oliver MacMahon

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Of Course Oliver Stone is Going to Direct an Edward Snowden Film

2 June 2014 10:50 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

We just recently heard that Sony Pictures was developing a film about notorious Nsa whistleblower Edward Snowden with James Bond franchise producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli behind the project. But because this is Hollywood, there has to be a competing project about the same subject material. The Guardian has word from JFK, Nixon and Platoon director Oliver Stone himself that he's attached to direct an adaptation of The Snowden Files, the book by Luke Harding, who is also a reporter for The Guardian. Already hyping the film, Stone remarked, "This is one of the greatest stories of our time." Undoubtedly, this is a headline grabbing story all over again, especially after Snowden's recent interview with Brian Williams. It's tough to say which project will be more reputable or probing. Yes, The Guardian was integral in shining a light on what Snowden was trying to expose about the surveillance »

- Ethan Anderton

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