According to Wizner, Snowden met with Stone only to make sure that the film told an accurate story. “It’s been us walking this tightrope between clearly not having any formal connection to the project — not deriving any benefit from it — and also not wanting to just be completely helpless and, you know, see what Oliver Stone comes up with,” Wizner said. Despite some initial discomfort, he was tentatively optimistic. “Maybe it’ll be good,” Wizner added. “You know, Oliver Stone wrote ‘Scarface.’ ”
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Snowden: The Movie
The NYT has posted its coming Sunday Magazine piece on the making of the Oliver Stone movie about Edward Snowden. Ollie wants a "hit." Edward wanted "approval." And so on.
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