Joseph Gordon-Levitt Circling Edward Snowden Role In Oliver Stone Film

Deadline

EXCLUSIVE: Oliver Stone has set his sights on Joseph Gordon-Levitt to play asylum-seeking CIA leaker Edward Snowden in the movie that Stone and his producing partner Moritz Borman intend to shoot December in Munich. It becomes the latest intriguing Gordon-Levitt, who wrapped playing Philippe Petit in the Robert Zemeckis-directed The Walk for Tom Rothman’s TriStar and is now shooting Xmas with Seth Gordon at Sony. It hasn’t happened yet, but stay tuned.

jglevAs Deadline has reported, Stone and Borman have a deal with Snowden’s Russian lawyer, Anatoly Kucherena, for film rights to his novel Time Of The Octopus, and that is the basis for the story of an American whistle blower who heads to Russia and the back and forth between the leaker and his lawyer as he waits while that country considers his request for asylum. Stone and Borman also bought the screen rights to The Snowden…

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