Joseph Gordon-Levitt will play as the whistle-blower Edward Snowden in Oliver Stone’s biopic entitled “Snowden.”
In the political thriller film’s trailer, the actor portrayed the life of 32-year-old Edward Snowden who served as a whistleblower to the spy programs of government authorities, The Daily Mail said in a report.
The “Snowden” trailer started off with the character’s failed application for the Special Forces, which led him to enter intelligence work at the Central Intelligence Agency along with Nicholas Cage.
“Find the terrorists… In the internet haystack,” his boss said, as seen in the trailer posted by Forward.
However, he found out that the U.S government is spying on its citizens through a secret surveillance programs.
In one scene, Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s character can be seen looking at sex scenes recorded from American bedrooms, to which his colleague nonchalantly remarked that they can spy on the “whole kingdom” with their program.
He then realized that he can no longer take dealing with spy program when he was with his girlfriend in bed. Shailene Woodley plays the girlfriend of Edward Snowden.
In 2013, Edward Snowden leaked these documents by using a micro memory card inserted in a modified Rubik’s cube. In real life, reports said that Snowden used ordinary thumb drives to leak the data.
Right after the trailer was released, Edward Snowden himself shared it to his Twitter with the caption, “For two minutes and thirty nine seconds, everybody at NSA just stopped working.”
Edward Snowden also revealed that the intimate scenes of U.S. citizens are being viewed casually at around every two months.
“These are seen as sort of the fringe benefits of surveillance positions,” real-life Edward Snowden told the Guardian in 2014.
“Snowden” will be released in September 16.
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