Oliver Stone’s “Snowden” as a Christmas release date
It was announced by Open Road Films that “Snowden” will open in theaters on December 25, 2015 in the U.S. The shooting as already started in Munich and filming is set to continue until mid-May.
The cast will be compose of Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Edward Snowden, Shailene Woodley (Divergent), Melissa Leo (Prisoners), Zachary Quinto (Star Trek), Tom Wilkinson (Selma) and Timothy Olyphant (The Crazies), Rhys Ifans (The Amazing Spider-Man), Joely Richardson (Endless Love) and Scott Eastwood (Fury)
The movie will be directed by Academy Award winner Oliver Stone (Platoon, JFK), who will also write the script with Kieran Fitzgerald. The screenplay will be adapted from 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 Russian lawyer, Anatoly Kucherena.
Snowden was granted temporary asylum by Russia last year after being charged by the U.S. Department of Justice with two counts of violating the Espionage Act and theft of government property.