He is captured in a character of Snowden when he was a military. The movie will come to theatres on December 25, 2015.
“I was surprised to know that Snowden served in the American army (May to September, 2004 – editorial comment) and wanted to fight in Iraq, but had broken both legs during training exercises and left. He didn’t lose his will to be of service to his country. Whether I like him or despise, I have to admit that he is a determined guy,” – actor has written on social network.
Except for Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Nicolas Cage will also play in a film.
Filming is currently carried out in Munich, but production team is planning to work in several cities around the world till mid-May. Movie is based on the novel “Time of the Octopus” by Anatoly Kucherena and the book “The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World’s Most Wanted Man” by Luke Harding.
On February 23 another film about Edward Snowden, “Citizenfour”, won the Oscar for Best Documentary Feature.
Snowden, who is currently hiding in Russia, handed over a number of secret documents on American special services activities. Materials informed of major shadowing over phone calls and email correspondence of common Americans, as well as leaders of world countries. In the United States former employee of the National Security Agency is accused of spying. In case of repatriation he is threatened up to 30 years imprisonment.