It’s been a while since audiences have been treated to an Oliver Stone film, so it’s a pleasure to say the director’s latest sure-fire hit is coming to theatres in a matter of months.
Snowden tells the true story of gifted young programmer Edward Snowden (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), who volunteers to serve his country by working for the NSA and CIA. But what he discovers makes him question everything he’s ever believed in, and leads to the biggest leak in national security history.
Stone and his talented cast (Gordon-Levitt, Zachary Quinto and Shailene Woodley) recently took over SDCC’s infamous Hall H, where the director revealed his admiration for Edward Snowden, as well as the trouble he endured finding funding for the film (he was turned down by every major studio).
Along with Stone’s juicy reveals, he also introduced an exclusive trailer (below).
Interestingly, Stone also revealed that Snowden wasn’t too keen on a film being made about his story, but eventually came to trust the award-winning director. This isn’t Stone’s first foray into films of a political nature, having directed JFK and Nixon, both of which received critical praise.
Snowden is set for release on September 16 in the US and UK.