There’s no doubt that the saga of Edward Snowden and his leak of confidential NSA documents which unveiled details of global surveillance operations run by the NSA. Oliver Stone, director of movies like Platoon, Born on the Fourth of July, and JFK, is bringing his story to the big screen in September with the simply titled Snowden.
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.
While we can expect some Hollywood exaggeration of events, 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 so it’ll be interesting to see how close it remains true to the life and story of Edward Snowden.
Snowden is set to hit theatres on September 16th. Let us know what you think about the trailer in the comments below, or on Google+, Twitter, or Facebook.