Joseph Gordon-Levitt In Talks To Play Edward Snowden
It’s been a little over a year since Edward Snowden was dubbed a traitor to his country by the U.S. government after leaking classified information from the NSA and while there is a documentary (CITIZENFOUR) about the man in speaking, that won’t stop filmmakers from trying to bring his story to the silver screen. And it looks like Joseph Gordon-Levitt is the top contender to play Snowden himself.
Deadline is now reporting that actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt is the top contender to play the role of Edward Snowden in Stone’s film, which hopes to start shooting in Munich this December.
Stone and his producing partner Moritz Borman bought the screen rights for “The Snowden Files: The Inside Story Of The World’s Most Wanted Man,” from Guardian journalist Luke Harding, although the film is said to be based on the novel “Time of the Octopus” from Snowden’s Russian lawyer Anatoly Kucherena, which mainly deals with Snowden’s time in Russia hoping to get asylum while the United States was demanding his extradition to potentially face jail time for his crimes.
What are your thoughts on an Edward Snowden movie?
[Source: Coming Soon]