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Earlier today, we showed you a first look at Tom Hanks and Aaron Eckhart in the upcoming biopic Sully. The debut of new posters and photos normally mean a trailer isn't too far behind, and sure enough, Warner Bros. released the first trailer this afternoon. While it's still early, this upcoming biopic could be a contender in the awards season race next year.
From Oscar-winning director Clint Eastwood (American Sniper, Million Dollar Baby) comes Warner Bros. Pictures' drama Sully," starring Oscar winner Tom Hanks (Bridge of Spies, Forrest Gump) as Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger. On January 15, 2009, the world witnessed the "Miracle on the Hudson" when Captain "Sully" Sullenberger glided his disabled plane onto the frigid waters of the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 aboard. However, even as Sully was being heralded by the public and the media for his unprecedented feat of aviation skill, an investigation was unfolding »
Last year, before production started on Universal Pictures' Jason Bourne, Matt Damon teased that the story is set in a "post-Snowden world," referencing the polarizing Edward Snowden, a CIA analysts who some think is a hero and others think is a traitor. A few months after Jason Bourne hits theaters this summer, fans will get to see how Edward Snowden changed the world in the new biopic Snowden, set to arrive in theaters September 16. To get fans ready for the release, Open Road Films has debuted a new trailer and poster.
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, reveals the incredible untold personal story of Edward Snowden, the polarizing figure who exposed shocking »
For the second time now, Oliver Stone’s Snowden has been delayed. The film, which tells the true story of Edward Snowden, a computer professional and former CIA employee who leaked classified information from the United States National Security Agency to The Guardian, was originally set to come out last year on Christmas Day, before it was pushed back to May 13, 2016. According to the The Hollywood Reporter, Snowden‘s new, and hopefully final, release date will be September 16, 2016.
By Snowden making this move, it will no longer be opening against the Matthew McConaughey-led Civil War drama Free State of Jones or the Jodie Foster-directed Money Monster, two films that quite possibly may have attracted similar audiences as Snowden. The film also doesn’t have to worry about being overshadowed by Marvel’s extremely high-profile Captain America: Civil War, which will be in its second week of release at »
- Justin Cook
“Snowden” stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Nsa whistleblower Edward Snowden. Shailene Woodley plays his girlfriend, Lindsay Mills. Melissa Leo, Zachary Quinto, Tom Wilkinson and Timothy Olyphant round out the cast.
The film had originally been set to open on Christmas last year, but Open Road decided last October to move it back to May.
Stone directed Snowden from a script he wrote with Kieran Fitzgerald based on Luke Harding’s book “The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World’s Most Wanted Man” and “Time of the Octopus,” written by Snowden’s Russian lawyer, Anatoly Kucherena.
Snowden was charged in 2013 by the U.S. Department of Justice with two counts of violating the Espionage Act and theft of government property, and his passport was revoked a week later by the U. »
- Dave McNary
4 items from 2016
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