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Who Should Play Edward Snowden in Oliver Stone's Upcoming Movie? (POLL)

by Anne Thompson
June 2, 2014 1:53 PM
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Edward Snowden
Edward Snowden
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Oliver Stone

It seems like a perfect match. Leftist filmmaker Oliver Stone--long the target of the right for his strong political views --is partnering with his long-time producer Moritz Borman on a movie based on journalist Luke Harding's “The Snowden Files, The Inside Story of the World’s Most Wanted Man," reports Variety. 

Stone and Borman snagged the rights; Stone will write and direct the story surrounding Snowden's leaks to London newspaper The Guardian, while Borman lines up European financing with a late-year start-date in mind.

Hopefully Stone will be able to wring a taut suspense story out of this book, which the New York Times described as “a fast-paced, almost novelistic narrative that is part bildungsroman and part cinematic thriller.” DreamWorks' WikiLeaks movie "The Fifth Estate," on the other hand, which focused on leaks by Julian Assange (Benedict Cumberbatch) of highly classified documents to The Guardian, failed to achieve liftoff at the box office.

Who should play the 29-year-old globetrotting NSA leaker? 

Who should play Edward Snowden? free polls 


  • javier migoya | August 7, 2014 10:23 AMReply

    has anyone seen The Blacklist? when I 1st saw Snowden's picture on the internet I thought it was Ryan Eggold he is literally Snowden's Doppelganger, without any makeup to make him look like him, I'm not blind these 2 could be twins

  • IT IT IT | June 20, 2014 9:34 AMReply

    The now hopelessly 'on board' --and reality AWOL ---once an artist----STONE.

    WHY is he boring us with assigned topics and canned controversy?

    WHY is he boring us with reality TV in Panavision?

  • undercover | June 9, 2014 9:48 AMReply

    Arthur Darvill alias Rory - Doctor Who alias Reverend Paul Coates - Broadchurch

  • Anne Thompson | June 5, 2014 12:36 PMReply

    Given how many Brits are on this list, Dan Stevens certainly could be good casting for this.

  • Eric | June 5, 2014 1:28 AMReply

    Where is Dan Stevens?

  • Boy Cold | June 4, 2014 12:32 PMReply

    Ed Norton jr

  • Anne Thompson | June 3, 2014 3:49 PMReply

    Ryan Gosling currently leads the poll along with Jamie Bell...who says the actor has to look like him? Is Snowden a household face?

  • Lou | June 3, 2014 1:23 PMReply

    George Dzundza.

  • Claudia Costa Chaves | June 2, 2014 5:10 PMReply

    Ryan Eggold plays "Tom Keen" on The Blacklist. He's a dearinger for Snowden and the guy can act.

  • Andrew | June 2, 2014 4:03 PMReply

    Ben Foster, duh.

  • David | June 2, 2014 3:23 PMReply

    How is Ryan Gosling not on here? I mean these are literally the worst options I could think of. Thank GOD whoever made this list is not a casting agent. Joseph Gordon-Levitt? Jake Gyllenhal? Really?? Did you just name the first 20 male actors that came to mind? I love Timothy Olymphant and Jake Gyllenhal and Anton Yelchin but they are NOTHING like Edward Snowden. You DO realize he is a contemporary, living person and so must be represented accurately for the film to be believable, right? Wow.

  • Llon | June 2, 2014 3:00 PMReply

    I think it's pretty clear, Joe Pesci.

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