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‘Snowden’ to Premiere at Comic Con Thursday

 

Oliver Stone‘s “Snowden” will have its first premiere at Comic Con this Thursday, according to a new report from Deadline.

The outlet says that the screening will be the first time an audience has seen the film, and it will be followed by a live Q&A with Stone and stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Shailene Woodley. The report also claims that Edward Snowden will join the conversation via the internet.

“Snowden” tells the story of NSA leaker Edward Snowden, including his training in the army, as well as his eventual discharge due to injuries. From there, he goes on to work on a secret project for the NSA where he learns that people’s private information is being searched.

Snowden would go on to make public the information and data he came across.

Stone not only directed the film, but he co-wrote it alongside “The Homesman” scribe Kieran Fitzgerald. The screenplay is based off of two books: “The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World’s Most Wanted Man” by journalist Luke Harding and the novel “Time of the Octopus,” by Anatoly Kucherena.

The film stars Gordon-Levitt, Woodley, Zachary Quinto, Nicolas Cage, Melissa Leo, Tom Wilkinson, Scott Eastwood, Timothy Olyphant, Rhys Ifans and Joely Richardson.

The film is set for release on Sept. 16. It was originally scheduled to debut on Dec. 25, 2015 and then later on May 13 of this year before finally settling into the September date.

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Written by Lauren Huff

Lauren Huff is a film and awards geek. When she's not writing about film and the industry, she's drinking coffee, reading mystery novels or hanging out with her husband and stinking-cute puppy. She's reported from the red carpets of Austin Film Festival, SXSW and various film premieres. Her work has appeared in several outlets, including Deadline, The Hollywood Reporter, Us Weekly and more.

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