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The first trailer for Oliver Stone’s thriller Snowden has dropped. Starring an all-star cast including Joseph Gordon-Levitt as the whistle-blower Edward Snowden.

Here’s the official synopsis

Academy Award®-Winning Director Oliver Stone, who brought Platoon, Born On The Fourth Of July, Wall Street and JFK to the big screen, tackles the most important and fascinating true story of the 21st Century.
Snowden, the politically-charged, pulse-pounding thriller starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Shailene Woodley, reveals the incredible untold personal story of Edward Snowden, the polarizing figure who exposed shocking illegal surveillance activities by the NSA and became one of the most wanted men in the world. He is considered a hero by some, and a traitor by others. No matter which you believe, the epic story of why he did it, who he left behind, and how he pulled it off makes for one of the most compelling films of the year.

If you don’t already know Snowden is based on the actual events of real life whistle-blower Edward Snowden. As the trailer suggests Snowden is on the run from the government for publically releasing official NSA documents. The trailer is enthralling. perfectly casted, Joseph Gordon-Levitt jumps off the screen as Edward Snowden.

Directed by the some what one sided, Oliver Stone (JFK, Natural Born Killers), Master of controversal subjects. Snowden looks to be one of the biggest cat and mouse thrillers we’ve seen in years.

SNOWDEN opens in the United States September 16 2016 (No official release date for Australia)

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