The first image of Joseph Gordon-Levitt came out as Edward Snowden, a former NSA collaborator who exposed the United States’ virtual surveillance schemes to the world.
In the photo, the actor appears in a little-spoken passage about Snowden’s life: in 2004, he joined the Army with the intention of fighting in Iraq, but broke his legs during training and ended up with administrative services until he migrated to the CIA.
Directed and scripted by Oliver Stone, the film is based on two books: The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World’s Most Wanted Man, by Luke Harding, and Time of the Octopus, by Anatoly Kucherena.
Production began in January in Munich and is under the responsibility of the independent Open Road Films studio and the production and financing company Endgame Entertainment. Moritz Borman, the producer, previously stated that the director chose to work with these two companies because he understood that the story of the man who leaked around the world how US spy programs work should be told by independent companies.
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