JOSEPH GORDON-LEVITT TO PLAY EDWARD SNOWDEN IN BIOPIC

November 12, 2014 The Unbiased Writer

joseph gordon levittAccording to reports, Joseph Gordon-Levitt is set to play Edward Snowden in a forthcoming biopic about the CIA whistelblower after months of speculation regarding who would land the lead role. Snowden, was a former intelligence analyst, who released thousands of classified documents in the biggest breach of the security of American secrets since Daniel Ellsberg’s leaking of the Pentagon Papers during the Vietnam War. Currently on the run, Snowden, was granted temporary asylum in Russia and faces a potential 30-year prison sentence if he returns to the US. Directed by Oliver Stone alongside Moritz Borman, production on the untitled film will reportedly begin in Munich this upcoming January. In addition, Oliver Stone has acquired the rights to the book ‘Time Of The Octopus’ by Snowden’s lawyer. Stay tuned for updates, and as always, let us know what you think in the comment section!

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