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Published On: Wed, May 4th, 2016

Joseph Gordon-Levitt stars in first ‘Snowden’ trailer, poster

The official trailer has dropped for Oliver Stone’s Snowden, the story of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Shailene Woodley.

JGL as Edward Snowden in Oliver Stone's upcoming film

JGL as Edward Snowden in Oliver Stone’s upcoming film

From Open Road Films, Snowden tells the untold personal story of the polarizing figure who exposed shocking illegal surveillance activities by the NSA and became one of the most wanted men in the world, considered a hero by some, and a traitor by others.

Based on the true events, the film is directed by Oscar winner Stone and and co-written by Stone and Kieran Fitzgerald, the film also stars Melissa Leo (as Citizenfour director Laura Poitras), Zachary Quinto (as journalist Glenn Greenwald), Tom Wilkinson, Timothy Olyphant and Nicolas Cage.

Moritz Borman, Eric Kopeloff and Philip Schulz-Deyle are the producers.

The script is 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 Snowden film was delayed twice form its original release dates of December 25, 2015 and May 13 of this year and will now arrive in theaters on September 16.

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Official synopsis…

Academy Award®-winning director Oliver Stone, who brought Platoon, Born on the Fourth of July, Wall Street and JFK to the big screen, tackles the most important and fascinating true story of the 21st century. Snowden, the politically-charged, pulse-pounding thriller starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Shailene Woodley, reveals the incredible untold personal story of Edward Snowden, 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.

 

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