In March, we got our first look at Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Edward Snowden (yay!).
Now, the first official trailer for “Snowden” has finally arrived.
Academy Award-winning director Oliver Stone is helming the biopic based on a script he co-wrote with “The Homesman” scribe Kieran Fitzgerald. The story will based on Luke Harding’s “The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World’s Most Wanted Man” and “Time of the Octopus” by Snowden’s Russian lawyer, Anatoly Kucherena.
The film will centre on Edward Snowden, an American computer professional who leaked classified information from the National Security Agency (NSA) to the mainstream media in June 2013.
It will follow his journey from Hawaii to Hong Kong, where he met documentary filmmaker Laura Poitras and journalist Glenn Greenwald to hand over top-secret NSA documents, all before seeking asylum in Russia.
The trailer features no footage from “Snowden,” but serves as a visual resume for the former CIA employee and government contractor who quickly became the most wanted man across the globe. Hence, it doesn’t reveal much about the biopic, leaving plenty of room for imagination.
The film also stars Shailene Woodley, Melissa Leo, Zachary Quinto, Tom Wilkinson, Rhys Ifans, and Nicolas Cage.
“Snowden” is slated to be released on 25th December, just in time for Christmas!
Source: Huffington Post.