Based on the book The Snowden Files by Luke Harding, the film SNOWDEN tells the story of Edward Snowden, the infamous man who leaked classified information to the press.
Snowden (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) was a 29-year-old computer genius working for the National Security Agency when he shocked the world by exposing the near-universal mass surveillance programs of the United States government. His whistleblowing has shaken the leaders of nations worldwide, and generated a passionate public debate on the dangers of global monitoring and the threat to individual privacy.
The film also stars Shailene Woodley, Scott Eastwood, Melissa Leo, Timothy Olyphant, Zachary Quinto, Nicolas Cage, and Tom Wilkinson and is directed and co-written by Oliver Stone (Platoon, JFK, Natural Born Killers). SNOWDEN will be released on September 16, 2016.