Oliver Stone's upcoming Edward Snowden movie has been shooting for some time now and it could just end up being one of the most important films of this century considering the thoughts and opinions surrounding government surveillance and national security.It seems like Stone knew what he was doing when he decided to make a film about one of the most controversial figures in this day and age and it seems like it will pay off in more ways than one.
Joseph gordon levitt is playing the NSA computer expert who was responsible for leaking classified documents in the summer of 2013 about the U.S. government's massive surveillance program and other classified documents before fleeing and then seeking political asylum in Russia.Levitt was honored to accept the role and hopes to give it his all.
Shailene woodley will star in the film alongside Levitt as Snowden's girlfriend Lindsay mills.Woodley seemed to revel in being able to play this role and was determined to learn everything she could about the character she was playing. the real Mills was at the oscars and was accepting an award for the documentary "Citizen four" on behalf of Snowden.In the film we will see how Woodley is able to convey mill's thoughts and emotions concerning the action's of her boyfriend.The Actress even went out of her way to praise Snowden and called him a real hero.
Ultimately the fallout of Snowden's actions have divided the country about surveillance and maintaining national security. Some praised Snowden as a hero and champion of the constitution who fought for what was right.Very few believe that Snowden taking on the government was an act of courage and bravery since he was shining a light on it's lesser known activities .The opposing side believes that Snowden is a traitor and has committed an act of sedition against the U.S.They believe that Snowden has made the country more vulnerable in a false display of patriotism.Perceptions aside, this film will most likely reiterate growing distrust of the government or simply reinforce that Snowden has crossed a line in his crusade.Inevitably the film will spur debate between the differing sides of the Snowden dilemma as well as change the political and social climate of the country forever.
Snowden is Directed by Oliver Stone and will be distributed by Open Road films, the film stars Joseph Gordon Levitt,Shailene Woodley,Scott Eastwood,Melissa Leo,Timothy Olyphant, Zachary Quinto,Tom Wilkinson, Nicolas Cage,Keith Stanfield, Rhys Ifans,Joely Richardson,and Ben Schnetzer.
Snowden is in theaters on December 25,2015