Oliver Stone’s new film, Snowden, has been delayed numerous times, but it seems like it’s finally going to be released sometime this fall. Joseph Gordon Levitt stars as the titular character. Stone met with Snowden in Moscow several times while doing research for the film, so one can hope that it’ll be factually accurate. It’s hard to imagine what new information this film will bring to us that the Snowden documentary CitizenFour didn’t bring us already. But then again, Oliver Stone has always been a bit of a wildcard. He could present us with something different entirely.
Here’s the official synopsis for the film:
“Academy Award®-winning director Oliver Stone, who brought Platoon, Born on the Fourth of July, Wall Street and JFK to the big screen, tackles the most important and fascinating true story of the 21st century. 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.”
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