The sometime conspiracy theorist and master at shining a light on government hypocrisy, tragic irony and media manipulation is the director behind Snowden, about ex- National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, who blew the whistle on the NSA’s wiretapping program and has not been back to the United States since.
The entire trailer is a combination of different angles of the American flag and a list of Snowden’s jobs leading up to his whistleblowing scandal.
The Edward Snowden whistleblowing story has already been covered with the thrilling 2014 documentary Citizenfour, but now Oliver Stone has chose to take a crack at it as well. And all of it is set to a slowed-down cover of a familiar song, because that seems to be the thing to do these days. On that front, mission accomplished.
In addition to Gordon-Levitt, the star-studded cast includes Melissa Leo, Zachary Quinto, Tom Wilkinson and Nicolas Cage. Open Road still has months of marketing ahead, so hopefully we’ll get some actual footage before long. Since the leak Snowden has become one of the world’s most wanted men and has recieved asylum in Russian Federation. And it stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Ed Snowden.