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Sony Takes Rights to Snowden Book 'No Place to Hide'

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by Beth Hanna
May 14, 2014 1:29 PM
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Sony has secured rights to Glenn Greenwald's "No Place to Hide," the buzzy book on Edward Snowden and what he revealed about US security officials' electronic surveillance. 

It's been a long road to nabbing the rights. Per the NYT, Hollywood has been eyeing the book since fall of 2013, but there were concerns about taking on a story that continues to play out. (The 30-year-old Snowden is currently in Russia, while he faces criminal charges back here in the US. In April he hired a Washington lawyer to try to negotiate a plea deal.) But Sony's no stranger to tackling stories that continue to heat up -- see "Zero Dark Thirty."

Last month the Washington Post and the Guardian scored the Pulitzer Prize in journalism for their lid-blowing reporting on the Snowden NSA story.

The book rights have been acquired specifically for producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, best known for recent James Bond big-screen entries "Skyfall" and "Quantum of Solace."

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