(NBC) - Oscar-winning director Oliver Stone plans to adapt Edward Snowden's story for the big screen.
The film will be based on a book written by Guardian journalist Luke Harding.
Stone and his production partner Moritz Borman bought the rights to Harding's book, "The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World's Most Wanted Man."
It delves into the events surrounding Snowden's leaks about US government surveillance programs to the media.
Stone has won Oscars for directing "Platoon" and "Born on the Fourth of July."
He will write and direct the Snowden film and include materials from the guardian journalists who broke the story.
A statement from Stone said, "This is one of the greatest stories of our time. A real challenge. I'm glad to have the Guardian working with us."