Nicolas Cage, Zachary Quinto & More Join Oliver Stone's 'Snowden'

February 23, 2015
Source: Deadline

Nicolas Cage

Just after "Justified" star Timothy Olyphant took a supporting role in Oliver Stone's drama about NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, the cast has expanded with even more talent. Deadline reports the film, which is now going by the title Snowden, is shooting in Munich already, and the confirmed additions to the cast include Melissa Leo (The Fighter), Zachary Quinto (Star Trek), Tom Wilkinson (Mission: Impossible III), Rhys Ifans (The Amazing Spider-Man) and Joely Richardson (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo). The only specific role detailed was that of Cage playing a former U.S. Intelligence official.

The new additions join Joseph Gordon-Levitt in the lead as Edward Snowden with Shailene Woodley playing his girlfriend. he film is 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 novel from Snowden’s Russian lawyer Anatoly Kucherena. The story follows Snowden as he moves from Hawaii to Hong Kong where he met documentary filmmaker Laura Poitras (director of last night's Oscar-winning Citizenfour) 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. This is a rather interesting assembly of talent to surround Gordon-Levitt, and it feels like an awards contender in the making.

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  • OfficialJab
    Odd image choice lol
    • NathanDewey
      Those are the lens filters that Oliver Stone uses.
    This is shaping up to be pretty solid. Stone is pretty great at this genre.
  • Ty Webb
    Nic Cage in something that isnt straight to video?
    WHY is STONE treating an unfolding subject? WHY have STONE ---SPIELBERG and EASTWOOD et al -----------------BURIED without a TRACE ------------------------some 5 decades of anniversaries -------------------------------for the now 21st century DEFINING -----------------------------------------------------KOREAN WAR??????




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