First Look at Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Edward Snowden in Oliver Stone’s Biopic


March 3, 2015 | Posted By In Images | 1777 Views


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Oliver Stone has began filming “Snowden,” his drama about NSA leaker Edward Snowden, and today the first photos of Joseph Gordon-Levitt as the controversial figure have been released.

The film is based on Luke Harding’s book “The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World’s Most Wanted Man” and Snowden’s Russian lawyer Anatoly Kucherena’s upcoming novel “Time of the Octopus.” The story will follow Snowden as he moves from Hawaii to Hong Kong before landing in Russia and being granted asylum, all the while dodging extradition back to the US for leaking classified documents. Shailene Woodley will play Snowden’s girlfriend.

“Snowden” has been set for a December 25, 2015 release. See the first photos below.

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