‘Snowden’ movie trailer released

The trailer for Oliver Stone’s film about government leaker Edward Snowden was released on Wednesday, months before the movie's Sept. 16 release date.


The clip shows Snowden, played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt, moving from Army Reserve training to the CIA to then becoming a National Security Agency (NSA) consultant, before leaking reams of documents about the government’s secret spying.

“There’s something going on inside the government that’s really wrong, and I can’t ignore it,” Snowden says at one point in the trailer. “I just want to get this data to the world.”

In addition to Gordon-Levitt, the movie also stars Shailene Woodley as Snowden’s longtime girlfriend Lindsay Mills, Zachary Quinto as journalist Glenn Greenwald and Melissa Leo as filmmaker Laura Poitras. Nicholas Cage also appears as an apparent senior official within the NSA.