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Today we have our first look at Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Nsa whistleblower Edward Snowden in the upcoming "Snowden" film, which is directed by Oliver Stone. Check out the photos below. The story follows Snowden (Gordon-Levitt) as he moves from Hawaii to Hong Kong where he met documentary filmmaker Laura Poitras (director of the Oscar-winning Citizenfour) and journalist Glenn Greenwald to hand over top-secret Nsa documents, all before seeking asylum in Russia. "Snowden" is currently in production and co-stars Nicolas Cage, Shailene Woodley and Zachary Quinto. It's set to hit theaters on December 25th. Photos: (click to enlarge) »
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Oliver Stone last week started production on his biopic of Edward Snowden, the sometime CIA systems admin who leaked information to the press and revealed just how much American intelligence agencies were spying on… well, on everyone really. The star of this film is Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and the production today released two images of him in the role.
Well, he looks enough like him that it doesn’t matter, and Gordon-Levitt is a fine actor so I have no worries about his ability to carry off the role.
Oliver Stone on the other hand… well, his films are rather scatter shot, to put it politely. I don’t know if he’s got the discipline and focus to nail a story like this and all of its relevance and resonances. He seems happier making cameras whizz around while neon lights flicker on and off and race horses breathe fire. »
- Brendon Connelly
If you're like us and value your sleep, you probably nodded off into your Ambien dreamland before the party started on post-prime time TV. Don't worry; we've got you covered. Here's the best of what happened last night on late night.
"The Fault in Our Stars" and "Divergent" star Ansel Elgort was on "The Tonight Show" Tuesday night, and he shared the story of a recent party he went to with his "ridiculous" mother, who has no idea who any celebrities are. They ran into Bruce Willis and his mom had no idea who he was, so she just said, "Hi, what's your name? What do you do?" When Bruce said he was an actor, Ansel's mom said, "Oh my son is an actor. How's that going for you?" In classic Bruce fashion, he just replied, "It's going pretty good." Haha. Good for Ansel's mom - it's about time someone »
- Gina Carbone
Oliver Stone is currently hard at work on a biopic of American whistle blower Edward Snowden, entitled Snowden, and today we can reveal a first look at actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt who stars in the title role. Snowden famously leaked classified information from the Nsa (National Security Agency) in 2013, and is currently exiled in Russia. He was also the subject of last year’s Academy Award winning documentary Citizenfour, which is an outstanding work.
We’re expecting the film towards the end of the year (the Us has a tentative Christmas Day release penciled in), just in time for awards season. Shailene Woodley, Tom Wilkinson, Nicolas Cage, Timothy Olyphant, Zachary Quinto, and Rhys Ifans also star. Shooting is underway over in Munich, »
- Paul Heath
The film tells the story of Edward Snowden, an Nsa whistleblower who uncovered governmental suvillance programs being carried out on ordinary civilians. Snowden’s story has already been the subject of a film, with Laura Poitras’ documentary Citizenfour winning Best Documentry at this year’s Academy Awards.
Gordon-Levitt leads an all-star cast that includes Shailene Woodley (Fault in our Stars), Melissa Leo (Prisoners), Zachary Quinto (Star Trek), Tom Wilkinson (Belle), Timothy Olyphant (Justified) and Nicolas Cage (Joe). Open Road Films are distributing the film, which is set to arrive on Christmas Day in the Us.
- Scott J. Davis
Updated with more photos: Joseph Gordon-Levitt looks ready for battle in the first-look image from Oliver Stone’s buzzy Edward Snowden biopic. Shailene Woodley and Scott Eastwood also star in the movie alongside Melissa Leo, Zachary Quinto, Tom Wilkinson, Rhys Ifans, Nicolas Cage, Joely Richardson and Timothy Olyphant. Open Road is set to open the pic on December 25. Interest in the Nsa whistleblower remains high. CitizenFour, the chilling documentary by Laura… »
Filming has begun on Oliver Stone's Snowden, which tells the story of Nsa whistleblower Edward Snowden, from his time in the U.S military to becoming infamous the world over for leaking classified information. Snowden finds Stone tackling the political and cultural issues he seems most at home with, and beyond Levitt, features an impressive supporting cast, including Rhys Ifans, Shailene Woodley, Timothy Olyphant, Tom Wilkinson, Zachary Quinto, Joely Richardson, and Nicolas Cage. Open Road have released the first official image from the movie, focusing on Snowden in his military days. Levitt took to his Facebook page to share another look at the movie, as well as a behind the scenes shot he calls "Oliver Stone's first selfie". Snowden hits the U.S. on December 25th. No word on a European release at this time. »
- email@example.com (Tom White)
The first photo of Joseph Gordon-Levitt portraying Edward Snowden in Oliver Stone's upcoming biopic was released Tuesday morning. This image portrays Snowden in his pre-whistleblower days, when he was "an ordinary man who unquestioningly served his country." Read More Nicolas Cage Boards Oliver Stone's 'Snowden' Snowden is currently shooting in Munich before moving to other locations around the world. Shailene Woodley is playing Snowden's girlfriend in the film, while Nicolas Cage has been cast as a former U.S. intelligence officer. Other castmembers include Melissa Leo, Zachary Quinto, Tom Wilkinson, Rhys Ifans, Joely Richardson and Timothy Olyphant. The thriller
- THR Staff
Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps and Savages might have put a bit of a dent in Oliver Stone's ratings, but it's hard not to feel the buzz around his upcoming project, Snowden, which has just started shooting. To celebrate the start of proceedings, the film's marketing folk have released these two images of Joseph Gordon-Levitt as a Us Army reserve by the name of Edward Snowden.Yes, Oliver Stone is getting political, gathering together Nicolas Cage, Zachary Quinto, Melissa Leo, Tom Wilkinson, Rhys Ifans, Shailene Woodley, Timothy Olyphant and Joely Richardson (as well as Joseph Gordon-Levitt) to create his based-on-truth drama about the infamous Nsa whistleblower. Stone bought up two prime sources for his film: Time Of The Octopus, a novel by Snowden’s Russian lawyer Anatoly Kucherena, giving him access to the story of the whistleblower who reluctantly sought asylum in Russia and had to wait to see »
Gordon-Levitt posted another picture of himself in character to mark the first day of production on the project.
— Joseph Gordon-Levitt (@hitRECordJoe) March 3, 2015
Meanwhile, Nicolas Cage recently joined the cast as a former Us Intelligence official.
Snowden will be released on December 25 in the Us. »
With his work portraying Philippe Petit all but wrapped up, as Robert Zemeckis’ ambitious, biographical drama The Walk moves into post-production, star Joseph Gordon-Levitt has turned all of his attention to Oliver Stone’s upcoming biopic, Snowden. For the film, the actor is set to embody the controversial figure, and today Open Road Films has unveiled the first image of Gordon-Levitt on set looking ready for battle.
Snowden will tell the story of the titular whistleblower who once served his country before making headlines the world over after he leaked classified information to the Nsa relating to Prism, Internet security and much more. As a matter of fact, the former computer professional remains a prominent figure to this day thanks to Laura Poitras’ acclaimed drama, Citizenfour, which recently nabbed the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.
But timing isn’t the only thing on the film’s side, as Stone »
- Michael Briers
One movie that didn't make our main slate of Premature 2016 Best Picture Oscar Contenders was Oliver Stone's "Snowden," but maybe we shouldn't count him out. After all, the filmmaker is a two-time Best Director Oscar winner, and he's got a third for writing the screenplay for "Midnight Express." That said, it's been two decades since he was nominated for anything, but that could change with his latest pic, and the currently-in-production drama has unveiled its first photos. Joseph Gordon-Levitt takes the title role of the whistleblower, with these images showing us the ordinary man who unquestioningly served his country before he made international headlines. Nicolas Cage, Shailene Woodley, Melissa Leo, Zachary Quinto, Tom Wilkinson, Rhys Ifans, Joely Richardson and Timothy Olyphant round out the cast in supporting roles. Will this be a probing look at a contemporary figure or something more along the lines of the »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Set for the 2015 Awards season is acclaimed director Oliver Stone's latest drama, now titled Snowden. We have a first look photo featuring leading man Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who is prepared for battle both on and off the field. Arriving in theaters this December, the movie also co-stars an amazing ensemble that includes Shailene Woodley, Scott Eastwood, Melissa Leo, Tom Wilkinson, Nicolas Cage, Rhys Ifans, Timothy Olyphant and Joely Richardson.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt stars as Edward Snowden, the Nsa whistleblower who uncovered massive governmental surveillance programs carried out on ordinary civilians. His story was told last year in the documentary Citizenfour, which recounted the events in real time and went onto win the Best Documentary Oscar at this year's 87th Academy Awards.
With filming underway on what is surely expected by many to be an Oscar contender over the coming months the first pictures of Joseph Gordon-Levitt in Oliver Stone's Snowden have been released. Written and directed by Stone, Snowden is based on the books "The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World's Most Wanted Man" by Luke Harding and "Time of the Octopus" by Anatoly Kucherena. Gordon-Levitt stars as Edward Snowden and on his Facebook page he released the following note, which explains the pictures you're seeing here: I was surprised when I first learned this about Snowden--that he enlisted in the Us Army in 2004. He wanted to go fight in Iraq, but during basic training at Fort Benning, he broke both of his legs and received an administrative discharge. After that, he was still determined to serve his country (love him or hate him, you gotta admit »
- Brad Brevet
Cast not that long ago, Joseph Gordon-Levitt has already begun work on Oliver Stone's Edward Snowden biopic. Today, Open Road Films has released the first photos from the film which showcase Levitt in the role of the infamous Nsa whistleblower.
Stone penned and is helming the film based on a combination of the books "The Snowden Files" and "Time of the Octopus". Shailene Woodley, Nicolas Cage, Tom Wilkinson, Timothy Olyphant, Zachary Quinto and Melissa Leo also star in the film which will score a release this Christmas.
- Garth Franklin
Dying of the Light, 2014.
Written and Directed by Paul Schrader.
Burned out CIA operative Evan Lake (Nicolas Cage) is forced into early retirement due to a degenerative medical diagnosis. Aided by an up and coming field agent Milton Schultz (Anton Yelchin) he uses his limited time to track down an old adversary.
Given what has been made of the latest Cage-rage low budget effort in many quarters you could be forgiven for thinking this’ll be on a par with that The Wicker Man remake for overall- albeit hilarious- lameness.
In truth, it’s not quite as bad as all that. It’s just a bit weird really, with Schrader and the cast recently disowning the finished product and claiming something of a studio takeover from the creatives in control. »
- Robert W Monk
UK distributor Arrow Films continues to build on recent partnership with Us sales outfit Voltage Pictures with new acquisitions Pay The Ghost, starring Nicolas Cage, and Shelter, Paul Bettany’s directorial debut starring Jennifer Connelly.
In Uli Edel-directed thriller Pay the Ghost, Cage stars as a professor frantically searching for his son who was abducted during a Halloween parade.
Both films are due to be released in late 2015, with Voltage’s Good Kill also set for release on April 10th.
Tom Stewart, acquisitions director for Arrow Films, said: “We are delighted to be continuing our very positive relationship with the Voltage team on Pay the Ghost which looks set to be Nic Cage’s most exciting project for years. Likewise, [link »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Andreas Wiseman)
Cult favourite Nicolas Cage has carved out an eclectic and brilliant career spanning the decades and across genres, with forays into action, drama and comic book adaptations to name but a few. To celebrate the release of his latest film, Dying Of The Light, out on Blu-ray and DVD now courtesy of Signature Entertainment, we take a look back at some of his greatest roles.
Dying Of The Light (2015)
This brilliant thriller, directed by Paul Schrader and executive produced by cinematic wunderkind Nicolas Winding Refn, stars Cage as Evan Lake, a desk-bound Langley CIA agent, forced into retirement by signs of early onset dementia. At the same time he discovers that his former nemesis, Jihadist Muhhamed Banir (Alexander Karim – Zero Dark Thirty, TV’s Tyrant), is not dead as has been assumed for the last two decades, but alive and receiving experimental medical treatment. Banir’s exact location is unknown »
- Jazmine Sky Bradley
Las Vegas…the hotbed haven where dreams of high rollers are realized among the glitzy bright lights, the element of chance and luck and the adrenaline for instant fortune. But there is a deception to Sin City that is overlooked–the isolation of a gambler’s anxiety and desperation, the false sense of confidence at the craps table and the swinging doors of the psychological lows more so than the rewarding highs.
Still, Las Vegas has its excitable aura–both innocence and guilt–where one arrives to skillfully manufacture their financial profile or go bust. In some instances, the hedonistic expectations are defined in other fun, precarious ways. It is no wonder that Hollywood has come calling to put its distinctive spin on the capital city of adult entertainment. For decades, the movies have made Las Vegas its backdrop for wonderment, degradation, intrigue, comical curiosity and soul-searching revelations.
In All »
- Frank Ochieng
In Focus, Will Smith's first film since 2013, the superstar plays Nicky, a long-time conman who is planning his last big score, but ends up reuniting with a con woman who he trained years before.
The film, which performed mildly at the box office in its debut this weekend, joins the ranks of Hollywood's long love affair with the art of the con.
In celebration of this newest entry in the grifter genre, here are nine of the best conman movies ever made.
(Note: This list doesn't include movies about heists that happen to involve conmen -- i.e. Ocean's Eleven or The Heist -- just films that celebrate the age of tradition of swindling.)
9. Matchstick Men (2003): Nicholas Cage and Sam Rockwell play con artists who are planning one of the biggest scams of their careers. Things get complicated when Cage's teenage daughter shows up and »
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