Nicolas Cage Joins Oliver Stone’s ‘Snowden’

Nicolas Cage Joins Oliver Stone's 'Snowden'

Nicolas Cage has joined the cast of “Snowden,” Oliver Stone’s take on the Edward Snowden whistleblower story.

Cage will play the role of a former U.S. Intelligence Official in the thriller.

Laura Poitras’ “Citizenfour,” a non-fiction treatment on an episode of the Snowden story won the best documentary Academy Award on Sunday night.

Principal photography on “Snowden” is currently underway in Munich and will continue in various locations around the world until mid-May.

The film stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt in the title role alongside Shailene Woodley, Melissa Leo, Zachary Quinto, Tom Wilkinson, Rhys Ifans, Joely Richardson and Timothy Olyphant.

Stone, Pathe Films and producing partner Moritz Borman acquired the rights last year to two books — “Time of the Octopus,” a novel written by Snowden’s Russian lawyer Anatoly Kucherena, and Luke Harding’s “The Snowden Files, The Inside Story of the World’s Most Wanted Man” — as sources for Stone’s screenplay. Borman is producing with Eric Kopeloff.

Snowden was charged in 2013 by the U.S. Department of Justice with two counts of violating the Espionage Act and theft of government property and his passport was revoked a week later by the U.S. Department of State. He was granted temporary asylum by Russia last year.

Open Road Films will release the film in the U.S. on December 25. Pathe will open France on December 30.

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  1. IT 2 IT says:

    Yet unfolding People magazine level hype – – -pointlessness in panavision.

  2. West Isaac says:

    Nico Cage insert those funny effects and am gonna like it like God and Heaven!!

  3. IT 2 IT says:

    WHY is STONE chasing headlines?

    WHY is he even attempting to make a ‘REALITY as it HAPPENED’
    bio pic about a subject that’s STILL unfolding?

  4. Tyler says:

    There is one fundamental problem with Stone’s 21st century biopics – he doesn’t allow his subject matters enough time to breathe and settle. Snowden’s face is still a regular sight in news media and citizenfour just got an oscar. There, the story is told by the people who were actually part of it. I won’t be able to take Nic Cage, Joseph Gordon-Levitt or anyone else seriously in any kind of dramatization. It didn’t work with W., it won’t work now.

  5. Bill says:

    Another Cage film to avoid.

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