The synopsis for Snowden is as follows:
Snowden 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.
The cast of Snowden includes the likes of Shailene Woodley, Melissa Leo, Zachary Quinto, Tom Wilkinson, Rhys Ifans, Timothy Olyphant and Nicolas Cage. The trailer gives us a brief look into Edward Snowden as a Special Forces candidate before working for the Central Intelligence Agency and learning of the surveillance activities by the NSA. While I’m sure Gordon-Levitt’s vocal approach to playing Snowden may seem oddly off-putting for some viewers based on the trailer alone I actually didn’t mind it and while I haven’t necessarily enjoyed an Oliver Stone film in quite some time, this is the kind of material that he can really sink his teeth into and I’m keenly interested to see what he’s done here.
Snowden is scheduled for cinematic release on the 16th September 2016.