Joseph Gordon-Levitt Plays a ‘Traitor’ in New ‘Snowden’ Trailer
“Run. Hide. Live.”
The first intense trailer for Snowden was released Wednesday by studio Open Road Films. The movie is based on the true story of Edward Snowden, a former NSA contractor who leaked top-secret NSA documents about U.S surveillance on phones and internet communications. He is currently in hiding in an undisclosed location in Russia.
The Walk actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays the title role of Snowden, while The Fault in Our Stars actress Shailene Woodley plays Snowden’s girlfriend, Lindsay Mills.
Also included in the star-studded cast will be Melissa Leo, Zachary Quinto, Tom Wilkinson, Scott Eastwood, Logan Marshall-Green, Timothy Olyphant, Ben Schnetzer, LaKeith Lee Stanfield, Rhys Ifans, and Nicolas Cage.
The movie is also based on the novels The Snowden Files by Luke Harding and Time of the Octopus by Anatoly Kucherena. The movie will be directed by Oliver Stone, who directed biographical films such as W., Nixon, and JFK.
Check out the intense trailer below. Snowden will hit theaters September 16.