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Joseph Gordon-Levitt to portray Edward Snowden in Oliver Stone biopic

With Stone involved, its bound to be controversial

Ben Gourlay | Sep 21, 2014 at 10:18 pm CDT (0 mins, 36 secs reading time)

Filmmaker Oliver Stone has never shied away from controversial bio-pics, depicting figures as diverse as JFK, Alexander The Great, Nixon, Larry Flint and George W. Bush - and always courting controversy. His latest picture which looks at whistleblower/ leaker (depending on your perspective) Edward Snowden, will be no different.

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According to industry bible Variety, Stone has found his Snowden - none other that Joseph Gordon Levitt, who rose to prominence in the 90's sitcom 'Third Rock from the Sun' before finding success in roles such as 'The Dark Knight Rises', 'Inception', 'Looper', '500 Days of Summer' and more recently in 'Sin City: A Dame to Kill For".

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Stone's "The Snowden Files" is expected to be released sometime later in 2015.

Last updated: Sep 21, 2014 at 10:24 pm CDT

Ben Gourlay

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Ben is based in Australia and has been writing entertainment based news and reviews since 2002 and for TweakTown since 2007. A student of film, Ben brings a wide understanding of the medium to the latest happenings in entertainment circles and the latest blockbuster theatrical reviews.

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