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Joseph Gordon-Levitt to portray Edward Snowden in upcoming Oliver Stone film

By Shawn Knight · 9 replies
Nov 11, 2014
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  1. NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has a new face. Actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt will play the role of Snowden in director Oliver Stone's upcoming film on the matter according to the film's backers as reported by Reuters.

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  2. Scshadow

    Scshadow TS Evangelist Posts: 566   +206

    This... cannot end well. Despite my strong personal feelings, there is not a consensus on whether the guy is a revolutionary or a traitor. This film is destined to piss off a lot of people.
    JohnCB likes this.
  3. JakeT

    JakeT TS Member Posts: 74   +20

    He's definitely not a traitor in the public's eye but our governments sure do want us to think so. I respect the man for what he did and I can only hope that he inspires others to come forward.
  4. JohnCB

    JohnCB TS Booster Posts: 118   +63

    Therein lies the problem. Wouldn't be that far fetched of a scenario to think that the movie could be influenced to portray Snowden in a negative fashion in an attempt to persuade the public.

    Just look at "The Fifth Estate" and how that turned into nothing more than a hit piece.
  5. TS-56336

    TS-56336 TS Addict Posts: 603   +109

    Joe is a great actor but I would prefer to see Daniel Radcliffe in this role…
  6. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 14,944   +3,993

    I wish, instead of this, someone would make a documentary about animals defecating in the wild.

    I wouldn't go to the theater to see that either, but at least it might hold my interest as a rental.

    The Russian porn industry is waiting for you Eric, as soon as you grow a pair.
  7. p51d007

    p51d007 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,965   +1,230

    Oh goodie! Another MAKE BELIEVE film from Oliver Stone.
    Since all the FACTS surrounding this case are not known, I'm sure he will take
    "creative license" with the story, to slant it in Snowden's favor to make this and
    past administrations look bad, portray the USA as bad, and everyone else good.
    See it if you want, free country, but I could care less.
  8. Lionvibez

    Lionvibez TS Evangelist Posts: 1,463   +633

    lol you cared enough to post.

    And secondly no matter how many times I see that phrase its still off.

    "I could care less"

    Doesn't the word could indicate that you do care?
  9. Considering Oliver North is slightly left of Stalin & Marx in his politics (although he never seems to give a dime away of his personal money), I'm sure he will make Snowden going to the USSR v.2 the equivalent of Jesus entering heaven.
  10. Oliver North is Iran -Contra

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