Well that was fast! After only being confirmed in November, Joseph Gordon-Levitt is already in front of director Oliver Stone’s camera playing the infamous NSA whistleblower for hot-button biopic Snowden, as seen in set photos via Open Road Films and JGL himself. Check out the pics in the gallery below!
Snowden is written and directed by three-time Academy Award-winning filmmaker Stone (Platoon, JFK). 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 latter book mainly deals with former information analyst Snowden’s time in Russia hoping to get asylum while the United States was demanding his extradition to potentially face jail time for leaking classified information.
The film co-stars Shailene Woodley, Nicolas Cage, Tom Wilkinson, Timothy Olyphant, Zachary Quinto and Melissa Leo. Snowden is produced by Moritz Borman, Eric Kopeloff and Philip Schulz-Deyle, and is scheduled for release on December 25 of this year.