The rumours are true about an upcoming Edward Snowden movie, everybody’s favourite Joseph Gordon Levitt is officially confirmed to play the part of the famous NSA whistleblower. The news was made public by the producers of the movie, who also stated that the feature will be directed by the well-known and Oscar awarded director Oliver Stone, known for movies like “Platoon” and “Wall Street: The money Never Sleeps”. The producers also said that Gordon-Levitt was the main director’s choice for this part.
Though there are not many details available yet, it is already known that the production of the movie will start in January 2015 in Munich, Germany. The producers didn’t reveal much about the plot, so it’s still unknown what time part of the Edward Snowden incident will cover, but they announced that the movie is based on two books – “The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World’s Most Wanted Man” by Luke Harding and “Time of the Octopus” by Anatoly Kucherena.
The movie will chronicle the story of the 31 years old Edward Snowden who hit the list of the most wanted people in the world last year, after he made public that he was the whistleblower behind the biggest leak in the US intelligence history. After the scandal, Snowden flew the United States and today he lives in Russia.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt seems to be a busy person these days, being involved in multiple projects. The most recent project is realised through his own production company, hitRECord, in which he asked people to anonymously submit their secrets on the company's site, in order for the “Don Jon” actor to act them on what will probably be some successful and amusing sketches for the television show “hitRECord on TV”.
Levitt is also on board to direct and give a hand in writing the script of "The Sandman" Movie, which will bring one of the most expected comic book superheroes on the screen. Some of the actor's fans hope to see the actor also playing the main character, Morpheus, especially after the role that he played in "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For" movie, which premiered earlier this year.