Snowden: The Most Wanted Man in the World

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The first trailer for Oliver Stone’s movie Snowden has premiered online and you can watch it below. Scheduled for release December 25th, the film tells the life story of Edward Snowden, the NSA contractor who leaked a massive amount of classified material to journalists two years ago in June 2013.

Stone cast a pair of actors popular with young moviegoing audiences: Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Inception, Looper) portrays Snowden in the movie, while Shailene Woodley (Divergent, The Fault in Our Stars) plays girlfriend Lindsay Mills. Zachary Quinto (Spock in the new Star Trek movies) plays journalist Glenn Greenwald, Tom Wilkinson plays his Guardian counterpart Ewan MacAskill and Melissa Leo stars as Citizenfour director Laura Poitras. Nicholas Cage and Timothy Olyphant from Justified also appear in roles yet to be announced.

The trailer doesn’t actually show scenes from the movie, but it does educate a less-informed moviegoing public about Snowden’s military and NSA careers before calling him the “most wanted man in the world.” Vietnam vet Stone has been an unrelenting critic of the U.S. government since winning his Oscar for Platoon. Will you see Snowden? Are you interested in what Stone has to say about the largest dump of classified materials in U.S. history?

  • walter brown

    I thought jihad john was.

  • Sqwerty

    “Will you see Snowden? Are you interested in what Stone has to say about the largest dump of classified materials in U.S. history?”
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    No and No. My only interest in Snowden is to see the traitor behind bars, not likely in the near future.

    • Carl

      Is one a traitor for exposing mass lawbreaking? Why hasn’t anyone gone to jail, or even been fired, for admitting to mass lawbreaking?

  • DONALD MARION

    Stone’s movies may be the only source for vital information that millions around the world have available to them. That alone makes seeing what he creates with his movies – irresistible and essential. Remember the adage, “Hold your friends close and your enemies closer.” Take your pick for either a compelling reason to see Oliver Stones’s movies.

    • Jim Disbrow

      Donald, movies are entertainment not sources of information. There is no reason to believe or assume that the information presented in this film is factual. It is more likely fiction based loosely on factual events.

      • DONALD MARION

        If someone got fired, do you really think it would be posted on Facebook? LOL

  • DONALD MARION

    REREAD MY COMMENT, Jim. When I referred to, “millions around the world, I was referring to those countries where all information is either controlled by some form of government, or the people are without access to newspapers, radio, television or FACEBOOK. Movies, it has been recently reported, occasionally do make it into their communities. That is the point. Stone may reach them with his movies. And regardless of the accuracy of the information, millions may ONLY see and hear of important events for the very first time. However, thanks for trying to understand my point of view and pointing out movies are for entertainment only. I wonder how many people struggling to find any information that might affect their lives will agree with your POV.

  • DONALD MARION

    ##cJim. When I referred to, “millions around the world, I was referring to those countries where all information is either controlled by some form of government, or the people are without access to newspapers, radio, television or FACEBOOK. Movies, it has been recently reported, occasionally do make it into their communities. That is the point. Stone may reach them with his movies. And regardless of the accuracy of the information, millions may ONLY see and hear of important events for the very first time. However, thanks for trying to understand my point of view and pointing out movies are for entertainment only. I wonder how many people struggling to find any information that might affect their lives will agree with your POV.

  • MM

    It is an interesting moral dilemma. Based on your service record and background it is determined that you can keep secrets that are vital to national security so you are entrusted with these secrets and sign a non-disclosure agreement. What if it then turns out that those secrets involve programs that violate the rights of Americans. Would you remain silent and maintain the operations that if revealed could cause exceptionally grave harm to national security or would you bring to light the programs that are violating the constitution. I personally would have maintained op-sec and kept these secrets because I believe we need these programs to help give the US the advantage over enemies foreign and domestic. Which path would you choose?