The Trailer Has Dropped for Oliver Stone’s Biopic, Snowden, Starring Joseph Gordon Levitt

Joseph Gordon Levitt’s new film Snowden has released a trailer and it looks great!  Snowden,directed by the legendary Oliver Stone, is a biopic about the former NSA analyst turned whistleblower.  The film will cover Edward Snowden’s life from his enlistment in the army and special forces training before joining the CIA and NSA, to his current asylum in Russia.   Levitt plays the titular character in the film, and while preparing for the role he secretly interviewed Snowden himself numerous times in order to understand the man he was about to play.  In the promotional press conferences, Levitt has been bombarded with questions about the controversial whistleblower and his thoughts while interviewing him.In a recent interview with The Guardian, Levitt was asked about his secret trip to Russia to speak with Snowden.  Levitt told The Guardian that he made the trip because he was “wanting to understand this person…[Levitt]was going to play, observing both his strengths and weaknesses.” With regards to Snowden’s character, Gordon Levitt said, “I left knowing without a doubt that what [Snowden] did, he did because he believed it was the right thing to do, that he believed it would help the country he loves.”  He later expounded by saying, “Now, as he would say, it’s not for him to say whether it was right or wrong.  That’s really for the people to decide on their own and I would encourage anyone to decide that on their own. I don’t want to be the actor guy who is like, ‘You should listen to me! What he did was right!’ I don’t think that is my place.  Even though that is what I believe – that what he did was right.”