Edward Snowden held a secret chat with the actor portraying him
Many actors in biographical films will interview the actual individuals they’re portraying to get a really feel for his or her mannerisms and values. Nevertheless, Joseph Gordon-Leavitt goes the additional mile to be sure that he is appropriately representing NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden in Oliver Stone’s upcoming film. The star has revealed to The Guardian that he held a secret, 4-hour assembly with Snowden in Russia to know the fugitive. How secret? Gordon-Leavitt was not solely suggested to keep away from recording the dialog, however (for some time) to keep away from even acknowledging that it happened — not shocking when the US possible needs to watch Snowden’s each transfer.
Gordon-Leavitt is not saying lots about what occurred through the chat, however he believes that Snowden acted out of a real concern that American mass surveillance was going too far. There is no assure that the sit-down will result in a very correct film, in fact. You’ve got in all probability seen at the very least a number of “based mostly on a real story” dramas that take lots of poetic license, a few of them from Stone himself (see the controversy over JFK‘s conpsiracy-laden plot). Nonetheless, it hints that the film producers are making at the very least some effort to faithfully depict Snowden and the motivations behind his leaks.
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