The first full-length trailer for the long-awaited biopic thriller Snowden has landed. Directed by acclaimed director Oliver Stone, the film tells the story of Edward Snowden (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), the polarizing figure who exposed shocking illegal surveillance activities by the NSA and became one of the most wanted men in the world.
The story of Snowden is one of the most controversial stories of the 21st Century, with the film being one of the most anticipated films of the last few years. And from the trailer, it looks like we’ll be getting the film we’ve all hoped for from the very beginning. This story is tailor-made for Stone and his brand of storytelling. While many may question the portrayal Stone sets up for Snowden, I for one applaud the road he went down, it’s smart filmmaking in my mind. Like I said, it’s already an extremely controversial topic to begin with. With this set up, it will make audience members around the world question many things as they gaze at the events that take place during the film. For one who doesn’t know a ton about the real-life story of Edward Stone, this has quickly become one of my most anticipated films for the rest of 2016, with the trailer being a huge reason why.
What the first trailer below and don’t forget to let us know your thoughts in the comments! How do you feel about Edward Snowden? Does the film interest you? What are you looking forward to and expecting? Oliver Stone’s Snowden is released on September 16th, 2016 and stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Shailene Woodley, Melissa Leo, Zachary Quinto, Tom Wilkinson, Rhys Ifans, and Nicolas Cage.
Snowden reveals the incredible untold personal story of Edward Snowden, the polarizing figure who exposed shocking illegal surveillance activities by the NSA and became one of the most wanted men in the world. He is considered a hero by some, and a traitor by others. No matter which you believe, the epic story of why he did it, who he left behind, and how he pulled it off makes for one of the most compelling films of the year.