Timothy Olyphant Joins CIA in Oliver Stone's Edward Snowden Film

February 20, 2015
Source: Deadline

Timothy Olyphant

Right now the final season of "Justified" is airing on FX, and the show's lead actor Timothy Olyphant has just booked a promising big screen role to follow up his successful run on television. Deadline report Olyphant is taking a role in Oliver Stone's drama about NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. The film already stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Snowden and Shailene Woodley as his girlfriend. And now Olyphant has been set to play a CIA agent who befriended Snowden before the he fled to Russia to seek asylum after leaking the most classified documents since the Pentagon Papers surfaced back during the Vietnam War.

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 story follows Snowden as he moves from Hawaii to Hong Kong where he met documentary filmmaker Laura Poitras (director of Oscar-nominated 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 should be one to watch. Sound good?

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  • ragethorn
    Love this guy! Loved him from the moment I saw him in Girl Next Door.
  • ColtNoir
    I'm up for anything if Olyphant is in it!
  • Rock n Rollllll
    I'll watch anything Oliver Stone, plus Oliphant is a badass so this is a given.
    • Bo
      Yea, regarding Oliver too too. I like this actor and am glad to see him get a role in a top-notch, bound-to-be, intelligent film about important matters in the world. Good for him.
    Olyphant is Bullock! Bullock is Givens! Givens is Olyphant!!!~
  • realsherlockholmes
    Well, he settles in Moscow because his passport was cancelled. But, ya know.




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