French film distribution company Wild Bunch will handle international sales for Oliver Stone‘s Edward Snowden drama, the company announced on Thursday, a day after the American Film Market kicked off in Los Angeles.
Wild Bunch is set to begin shopping the project to buyers at AFM this week, while the biopic starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt as the famous NSA whistleblower will begin production in Germany in January.
Wild Bunch’s Vincent Maraval negotiated the deal with Stone’s producing partner, Moritz Borman.
The film is based off of the novel “Time of the Octopus,” by Snowden’s lawyer Anatoly Kucherena, which tells a story similar to Snowden’s own, as well as “The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World’s Most Wanted Man,” by Luke Harding, a journalist for the Guardian.
Stone’s film isn’t the only Snowden project coming to the big screen.
“Citizenfour,” a documentary chronicling Snowden’s controversial decision to leak top-secret government documents detailing surveillance, began a limited theatrical run last month, while Glenn Greenwald’s book about Snowden is in development at Sony.