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See the first photos of Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Edward Snowden in Oliver Stone’s biopic

on March 03, 2015, 2:35pm

Production on Oliver Stone’s Edward Snowden biopic commenced today, giving us our first look at Joseph Gordon-Levitt as the notorious NSA whistleblower. The pair of photos, which come courtesy of JGL’s Twitter account, depict Snowden’s early days in the US military.

Edward Snowden

Snowden recounts the story of Snowden, who became infamous in 2013 when he released thousands of classified documents to media outlets. Gordon-Levitt is joined by Shailene Woodley, Melissa Leo, Zachary Quinto, Rhys Ifans, Scott Eastwood, Tom Wilkinson, and Joely Richardson. Nicolas Cage also recently was added to the cast in the role of a former US Intelligence officer.

Based on the the books The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World’s Most Wanted Man by Luke Harding and Time of the Octopus by Snowden’s lawyer, Anatoly Kucherena, Snowden is set for release on December 25th of this year.