Edward Snowden is about to get a lot sexier, he will be played by popular actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt in an upcoming film surrounding the now infamous leak of NSA documents. The project is under Oliver Stone, who chose the controversial NSA leaker as the topic of his next film.
News of the casting was confirmed earlier today when Variety reported that the actor admitted to joining the project in the lead-role. It should be mentioned however that Variety states that Levitt has agreed to star in the film under Stone, but negotiations have not formally begun at this time.
The film will be based on the two novels that have been written that detail both the release of the famous NSA documents, and Snowden’s life shortly before and after the incident. Production on the film is set to begin in January of 2015 in Munich.
Other casting updates and production notes will be released as negotiations move along.