Trailer: Joseph Gordon Levitt is Oliver Stone’s ‘Snowden’

The first official trailer for Oliver Stone’s biopic thriller Snowden is here. Aside from Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s strange-sounding voice, the film looks tense from start to finish.

Here’s the trailer:

And here is the synopsis:

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.

Oliver Stone has been hit or miss for a long time, with the misses beginning to overwhelm his catalogue. He’s seem to have lost his edge in recent years, with W. and Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps lacking the punch of his earlier work. This looks like it could be a return to paranoia-fueled glory for the politically-charged auteur.

Snowden hits theaters September 16.

Larry Taylor - Managing Editor
Larry Taylor - Managing Editor
Larry is the managing editor for Monkeys Fighting Robots. The Dalai Lama once told him when he dies he will receive total consciousness. So he's got that going for him... Which is nice.