The panel also included stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Shailene Woodley, who discuss the highlights and difficulties in portraying non-fictional modern characters.
We all were civilized people living two years ago in an overly media drawn world, so it’s no surprise that Edward Snowden is a name synonymous with whistle blowing and government conspiracies.
And that’s why they’re making a movie about him. But before we get into the details, Nicolas Cage is going to be in this. Who? Perhaps another journalist at The Guardian? Maybe some government employee who can pull off his or her Harvey Keital impression? The possibilities are endless, and we can’t wait just for him alone.
Oh right, the movie. Joseph Gordon-Levitt will star as Edward Snowden, with Shailene Woodley at Lindsay Mills, Melissa Leo as Laura Poitras, Zachary Quinto as Glenn Greenwald, and Tom Wilkinson as Ewan MacAskill. The film will also star Scott Eastwood, Timothy Olyphant, Keith Stanfield, Rhys Ifans, Joely Richardson, and of course, Cage.
Directed by Oliver Stone, who also wrote the film along with Kieran Fitzgerald, the film is set to come out May 13, 2016. It will detail all of the whistle blowing that Snowden, as a computer program who worked for the CIA and NSA, shared to The Guardian. He shared plenty of classified information about the US government and their surveillance programs around the world, and has now become an advocate for privacy rights. You can watch the trailer below.