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Joseph Gordon-Levitt to Play Edward Snowden in Film


Joseph Gordon-Levitt, everyone’s fictional boyfriend, has signed on to play Edward Snowden in an upcoming film from Oliver Stone. Personally, Gordon-Levitt is a bit too… handsome to play Snowden but what can you do.

The news was announced earlier today but very little news about the actual film itself has been revealed. What little information we do have is that the film is based on two books, “The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World’s Most Wanted Man” by Luke Harding and “The Time of the Octopus” by Anatoly Kucherena. It is also reported that producers chose Stone as director because the movie needed “an independent in the true sense, where political pressures will not come into play.”

Some were surprised that Laura Poitros was not selected for the directing role. She was responsible for finding Snowden and subsequently documented the events that followed in her film Citizenfour.

There is no word yet on when the film will begin production or who else will star.

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