The Stakes Are Set in the Teaser Trailer for the Edward Snowden Biopic ‘Snowden’

The Edward Snowden story is just, well, nuts. The leaking of thousands of NSA documents forever changed the way we looked at our government. Now with a story like this, obviously a movie was pushed right into production. And there may not be anyone better than Oliver Stone to bring this story on screen, a man who has showed that he isn’t afraid to rile things up. Here is the first teaser trailer for Snowden.

29-year-old Edward Snowden discloses to several media outlets thousands of classified documents that he acquired while working as an NSA contractor for Dell and Booz Allen Hamilton. The leaked documents uncover the existence of numerous global surveillance programs, many of them run by the NSA and the Five Eyes with the cooperation of telecommunication companies and European governments.

It may not show any actual footage, but it does exactly what a teaser trailer should and set the tone for what comes next. Twisting the Pledge of Allegiance with the word surveillance was so smart, it lets us know how high the stakes actually are. I don’t know a ton about Edward Snowden, but I am looking forward to watching it play out on screen after seeing this teaser. Not to mention that the choice of Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Snowden is near perfect.

Snowden opens December 25th, 2015. Directed by Oliver Stone starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Shailene Woodley, Melissa Leo, Zachary Quinto, Tom Wilkinson, Rhys Ifans, Nicolas Cage, and Timothy Olyphant.

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