SNOWDEN is an upcoming biographical political thriller film directed by Academy Award-Winning director Oliver Stone (Platoon, JFK, World Trade Center) and written by Stone and Kieran Fitzgerald, based on the books The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World’s Most Wanted Man by Luke Harding and Time of the Octopus by Anatoly Kucherena. The film stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Shailene Woodley, Melissa Leo, Zachary Quinto, Tom Wilkinson, Rhys Ifans, and Nicolas Cage.
The film reveals the incredible untold personal story of Edward Snowden (Gordon-Levitt), the polarizing figure who exposed shocking illegal surveillance activities by the NSA and became one of the most wanted men in the world. He is considered a hero by some, and a traitor by others. No matter which you believe, the epic story of why he did it, who he left behind, and how he pulled it off makes for one of the most compelling films of the year.
- via Open Road Films