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First pictures of Joseph Gordon-Levitt as whistle-blower Edward Snowden


03 March 2015

Filming began today on Oliver Stone’s biopic Snowden.

The film is based on Luke Harding's book The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World's Most Wanted Man.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt has been cast as ex-CIA employee Edward Snowden who leaked classified files to the media back in 2013.

The actor, to mark the first day of filming, released the first picture of himself as Edward as Snowden today.

The 500 Days of Summer actor will star alongside Shailene Woodley, Melissa Leo, Zachary Quinto and Rhys Ifans in the film.

Nicolas Cage has also joined the cast as a formed US Intelligence official.

Snowden will be released on December 25, 2015. Till then fans can catch Laura Poitras’s Oscar Award winning documentary by Citizenfour, which follows whistle-blower Snowden and the NSA spy scandal.

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