Today, Open Road Films released the new trailer for the Oliver Stone-directed Snowden. Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, it tells the story of the infamous Edward Snowden and how he became one of the most wanted men in the United States. You can see it below.


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The official synopsis released by the studio reads:

Snowden, the politically-charged, pulse-pounding thriller starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Shailene Woodley, 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.”

Once you work hard to forget the sound of Gordon-Levitt’s pronounced accent, we think this will be yet another instant classic, from a director behind other such films like, Platoon, W., Wall Street and JFK. The film hits cinemas on September 16.


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