The first trailer for Oliver Stone’s upcoming high-tech spy thriller ‘Snowden‘ has now arrived.
The true-to-life film will star Joseph Gordon-Levitt as the NSA spy program whistle-blower Edward Snowden, who leaked thousands of classified government information from the American premier spy organization NSA in 2013.
The film follows the career of an American whistle-blower Edward Snowden, a former private contractor for the National Security Agency or NSA who leaked troves of information in 2013 detailing the exact extent of the US government surveillance operations.
The trailer, which dropped on Wednesday, shows Snowden’s failed military career at Special Forces and shows him going to an intelligence community, where he gets his chance to work with top American spy organizations, the NSA and CIA (Central Intelligence Agency).
Snowden has tweeted a message about the trailer after it was released, saying that:
“For two minutes and 39 seconds, everybody at NSA just stopped working,” via the Salon.com.
For two minutes and thirty nine seconds, everybody at NSA just stopped working. https://t.co/OLjCV6wkGp
— Edward Snowden (@Snowden) April 27, 2016
The film, which will hit the theaters on September 2016, is directed by renowned filmmaker Oliver Stone.
In one particular scene in the trailer, a U.S. top intelligence official can be heard telling Gordon-Levitt’s character Snowden, “Most Americans don’t want freedom; they want security.”
“Except people, they don’t even know they’ve made that bargain,” Gordon-Levitt responds, via the Salon.com.
Award-winning director Oliver Stone is known for tackling political issues in past works, which include movies like “Platoon”, “Born on the Fourth of July”, and “Wall Street”.
The film will feature a power cast, which includes Zachary Quinto as journalist Glenn Greenwald, Melissa Leo as documentarian Laura Poitras and Nicolas Cage as an unnamed government agent who urged Snowden (Gordon-Levitt) to find the terrorists in the ‘internet haystack’.
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