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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
It's not due to hit theaters till December 25, but we now have our first look at Joseph Gordon-Levitt as whistle-blower Edward Snowden in Oliver Stone's upcoming international thriller, Snowden. The first couple of images are fascinating because they reveal an Edward Snowden many people probably aren't familiar with. If you've read the papers and watched the news -- and devoured the fantastic Oscar-winning documentary Citizenfour -- then the version of Snowden you know is not the one you see here. But yes, long before he became the world's most famous whistle-blower, Snowden enlisted in the Us Army. So what happened? Here's what Gordon Levitt had to say on Facebook after he posted a second image of himself as Snowden, featured below. "I...
- Erik Davis
Ladies and gentlemen, we now have our first look at Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Edward Snowden, and it looks as though The Dark Knight Rises, Don Jon, and Brick actor will be completely disappearing into the role. You can check out the image below. Only a truly vivid and evocative image can instantly incite excitement, so it speaks wonders for Snowden.s debut still that you can.t help but be immediately engrossed by Joseph Gordon-Levitt.s impending portrayal of Edward Snowden. Not only is Jgl already showcasing a brooding intensity, but there.s something truly heart-breaking and complex about his gaze that suggests he has already wholly embraced his character. But this wasn.t the only image from the set of Snowden to emerge today. Joseph Gordon-Levitt also took to Twitter to upload a picture of himself on-set with Oliver Stone. In fact he also revealed that the legendary director »
Last year, I wrote a pair of pieces looking at the folks in Hollywood who were due for their first Oscar nominations or the their first wins. At the most recent Academy Award ceremony, two of those names got moved off of the list, so I wanted to take a look back and see who’s still on those lists and what they might have coming for us this year. I’ll update the lists with some new people next month, but for now…let’s go look at if the Oscars gave us some long overdue citations. If you were paying attention, you definitely noticed two of them. As a quick refresher for you all, here are the ten names that I had down as overdue for their first nods from the Academy: 10. Channing Tatum 9. Joseph Gordon-Levitt 8. Kevin Smith 7. Jennifer Jason Leigh 6. Jeff Daniels 5. Hoyte Van Hoytema 4. Steve Carell »
- Joey Magidson
Photo Credit: Jurgen Olczyk
Snowden is currently shooting in Munich, before moving to locations around the world.
Citizenfour, the documentary from filmmaker Laura Poitras, won Best Documentary Feature at the 87th Academy Awards in February. Snowden worked for the Nsa for four years, from 2009 to 2013, as a private contractor, including with Booz Allen Hamilton and Dell, and as a senior advisor for the Central Intelligence Agency.
Citizenfour is a real life thriller, unfolding by the minute, giving unprecedented access to Edward Snowden as he hands over classified documents providing evidence of mass indiscriminate and illegal invasions of privacy by the Nsa. (Trailer)
On Tuesday (March 3) CNN reported Edward Snowden’s »
- Michelle McCue
Open Road Films has released the first image of Oliver Stone's upcoming biopic "Snowden" which features Joseph Gordon-Levitt as the infamous leaker Edward Snowden and, surprise, it's not what you'd expect. Much of Snowden's past has been skimmed over in public discussion. People are aware he worked for the CIA for a time and eventually resigned before working for a Dell division contracted by the Nsa. That's where he acquired most of the thousands of classified documents he eventually leaked to news agencies around the world. What many don't know, however, is that earlier in his life Snowden joined the U.S. Army Reserve and underwent Special Forces training before, reportedly, breaking both legs during a training accident. His attempt to serve his country as a soldier is your first look at Gordon-Levitt as Snowden, which you can check out at the top of this post. Stone's first »
- Gregory Ellwood
Joseph Gordon-Levitt is playing two real-life people in 2015 - Philippe Petit in The Walk, and then political whistle-blower Edward Snowden in Oliver Stone's biopic, Snowden. We have the first look at Gordon-Levitt as Snowden shooting one of the first scenes, when the man was serving the Us. The studio-released shot is also accompanied by Gordon-Levitt's Facebook post this week, in which the actor shows off an additional picture and shares his thoughts about Snowden and filming. Choice Jgl musing about director Stone? "F*ck, this guy directed Platoon!" Snowden comes out on Christmas Day 2015. »
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- Christopher Campbell
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
Snowden is shooting now in Munich and will move to other global locations. The cast includes Shailene Woodley, Melissa Leo, Zachary Quinto, Tom Wilkinson, Rhys Ifans, Joely Richardson and Timothy Olyphant.
Open Road and Endgame plan a late awards season December 25 release in the Us. Wild Bunch handles international sales and previously licensed German rights to Universum and Japanese rights to Gaga.
Pathe Films developed the project with Stone’s longtime producing partner Moritz Borman and will distribute in France and Benelux. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
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
It's not due to hit theaters till December 25, but we now have our first look at Joseph Gordon-Levitt as whistle-blower Edward Snowden in Oliver Stone's upcoming international thriller Snowden. The first couple of images are fascinating because they reveal an Edward Snowden many people probably aren't familiar with. If you've read the papers and watched the news -- and devoured the fantastic Oscar-winning documentary Citizenfour -- then the version of Snowden you know is...
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In November, Joseph Gordon-Levitt was officially confirmed to play Edward Snowden—the former CIA agent and Nsa whisteblower who leaked classified documents to the media—and now, we have our first look at the 34-year-old actor in what is sure to be a memorable (and presumably, critically acclaimed) role. The Dark Knight Rises star posted the image, which sees Gordon-Levitt wearing a stoic expression while dressed in army gear, to his Facebook page on Tuesday before detailing his experience during the first day of shooting the Oliver Stone-directed film, titled Snowden. "I was surprised when I first learned this about Snowden--that he enlisted in the Us Army in 2004," the Don Jon »
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… »
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
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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 »
In the first look image below, before he was a whistle-blower, Edward was an ordinary man who unquestioningly served his country. The pic is currently shooting in Munich, before moving on to locations around the world. Open Road Films will release “Snowden” in the U.S. on December 25, 2015.
Open Road has U.S. distribution rights. Pathé Films, which developed the project with Stone’s producing partner Moritz Borman, has retained distribution rights for France and Benelux. Wild Bunch will handle international sales in all other territories.
- Laura Prudom
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
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