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Joseph Gordon-Levitt Lands Role as Edward Snowden in Oliver Stone-Directed Biopic

Joseph Gordon-Levitt Lands Role as Edward Snowden in Oliver Stone-Directed Biopic

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt will tackle the role of whistleblower Edward Snowden in a new OLIVER STONE movie.

The Dark Knight Rises star was offered the part in September and he has now accepted the role, according to Deadline.

The deal has not officially been signed, but producers confirmed Gordon-Levitt’s casting on Monday.

The Snowden Files will be based on Snowden’s Russian lawyer Anatoly Kucherena’s novel Time Of The Octopus and will center on the former technical contractor and Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) employee, who was charged with committing espionage against America after confessing to leaking confidential information on mass surveillance operations undertaken by the U.S. and U.K. government officials on their own citizens.

It is slated to begin filming in Munich, Germany in January.

This isn’t the only Snowden film in development – James Bond producer Barbara Broccoli is also working on a movie about the 30-year-old, based on journalist Glenn Greenwald’s book, No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the N.S.A. and the U.S. Surveillance State.

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Jasmine Alyce Jasmine is the Associate Editor/Reporter for FanBolt. She’s been obsessed with pop culture and entertainment news since the olden days of MTV’s ‘TRL’ and graduated in 2009 with her BA in Journalism. She’s a huge horror and sci-fi/fantasy fan and her favorite shows include: American Horror Story, Game of Thrones, Pretty Little Liars, Doctor Who, Bates Motel, Once Upon A Time and Scandal, to name a few.

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