From playing Batman’s alleged sidekick to the young Bruce Willis to the iconic wire walker, Joseph Gordon-Levitt will now flaunt his talent further with his portrayal of “the world’s most wanted man” in “The Snowden Files”.
Snowden, of course, refers to Edward Snowden, the computer professional who leaked classified information from the National Security Agency (NSA). The “10 Things I Hate About You“ actor was previously rumoured to play Snowden as Variety reported that he had already agreed to star in the film even before negotiations had begun.
On November 10th, the film’s backers confirmed that Joseph Gordon-Levitt is indeed going to play Snowden in the film. It’s considered a brilliant casting choice as the actor has aced many roles in his career and starred in the likes of “Looper“, “Inception”, “The Dark Knight Rises“, “(500) Days of Summer”, and many more.
The film is said to be based on either “The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World’s Most Wanted Man” by Luke Harding or “Time of the Octopus” by Anatoly Kucherena. It will be written and directed by award-winning director Oliver Stone, with Eric Kopeloff and Moritz Borman as producers.
The film will chronicle how Snowden becomes the world’s most wanted man after leaking thousands of classified intelligence documents to the media in 2013. Stone has reportedly sought out independent production companies Open Road and Endgame so that “the political pressures will not come into play”.
No official title has been given to the film as of yet but the production will start in Munich in January 2015.