Shailene Woodley Lands Role in Oliver Stone's Edward Snowden Film
Though she's been busy with young adult fare like The Divergent Series: Insurgent (watch the teaser trailer here) and the romance The Fault in Our Stars, actress Shailene Woodley is making some time for something much different. THR reports the young star is currently in talks to take the female lead in the developing film about Edward Snowden from controversial director Oliver Stone. Previously we heard that Joseph Gordon-Levitt was in the running to play the NSA whistleblower who fled the country to avoid prosecution for his headline-making actions, and it sounds like he's still involved at this time. More below!
The film has been said to be based on both Luke Harding’s The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World’s Most Wanted Man and Time of the Octopus, the upcoming novel from Snowden’s Russian lawyer Anatoly Kucherena. The film itself follows Snowden as he moves from Hawaii to Hong Kong where he met documentary filmmaker Laura Poitras and journalist Glenn Greenwald to hand over top-secret NSA documents. Finally, Snowden settles in Moscow (at the airport) to seek asylum from law enforcement from the United States. Woodley would play Snowden's girlfriend. It's tough to say whether or not this recent newsworthy story will make a decent film so soon, but we're bound to find out.