Watch Trailer of Oliver Stone Thriller on NSA Whistleblower Edward Snowden, Portrayed by Joseph Gordon-Levitt
“Snowden” tells the story of the former NSA contractor who has been charged with espionage for releasing details in 2013 of a secret government eavesdropping program.
Snowden left the United States for Russia via Hong Kong and has remained there since. Charges against him could land him a sentence of up to 30 years in prison.
The trailer already has more than 2 million views on Youtube after only 24 hours.
The movie is directed by Academy-Award winning director Oliver Stone, known for films “Platoon,” “JFK,” and “Born on the Fourth of July.”
— Joseph Gordon-Levitt (@hitRECordJoe) March 3, 2015
The thriller stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt and actress Shailene Woodley, who starred in the “Divergent” series. The clip shows Snowden as an aspiring Special Forces member, a super smart kid finishing a 5-hour test in only 38 minutes, and an NSA agent.
A scene shows how Snowden sneaks an SD card containing sensitive data through security by hiding it in a Rubik’s cube.
@Snowden Oliver Stone just created a market for Rubik’s cubes with SD card holders.
— Alex Abdo (@AlexanderAbdo) April 27, 2016
“They’re going to come for me,” says Levitt in the trailer, “And they’re to come for all of you too,” he added.
The movie also features Nicolas Cage, Tom Wilkinson, Melissa Leo, and Zachary Quinto—who portrays The Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald, who broke the story about the NSA secret programs.
The movie will be released in the U.S. On September 16.