# Snowden, Edward Snowden, he’s the dumbest spy in history,
From North, Carolina, he went on to join the CIA,
One night, when he was clearly pissed,
he showed classified NSA documents to a group of journalists,
When you’re, with Ed Snowden, have a gabber-gabber-do-time, a gabber-do-time, you’ll spill all their se-crets! #
The main man is portrayed by Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who seems to be starting to make a living out of bad impressions of real people, following on from his role as wirewalker Philippe Petit in The Walk, with a large supporting cast including the Divergent series’ Shailene Woodley, plus Scott Eastwood, Nicolas Cage, Timothy Olyphant, Zachary Quinto, Rhys Ifans, Joely Richardson, Melissa Leo, Ben Schnetzer, plus Tom Wilkinson doing another dodgy American accent as usual.
It looks merely okay from the trailer, but hopefully it’ll be bolstered by Oliver Stone being in the hot seat as he both directs and wrote the screenplay based on the books – The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World’s Most Wanted Man by Luke Harding and Time of the Octopus by Anatoly Kucherena.
Snowden is released in the US on September 16th, but as of yet, there’s no UK date.
Check out the trailer below and click on the poster for the full-size version:
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