Melissa Leo, Zachary Quinto and Tom Wilkinson are in negotiations to join Oliver Stone’s untitled Edward Snowden movie at Open Road Films and Endgame Entertainment.
Based on Anatoly Kucherena’s “Time of the Octopus” and Luke Harding’s “The Snowden Files,” Joseph Gordon-Levitt will star as the NSA contractor who leaked classified documents. Shailene Woodley co-stars as his longtime girlfriend Lindsay Mills, and Scott Eastwood is also onboard.
Leo would play Laura Poitras, the documentary filmmaker who helmed “Citizenfour” and contributed to the reporting of the NSA disclosures when the story broke.
Quito would play Glenn Greenwald, the lawyer and journalist whom Snowden chose to leak sensitive information to. Wilkinson would play Ewen MacAskill, the defense and intelligence correspondent for The Guardian who helped break the story.
Moritz Borman and Eric Kopeloff are producing the film which is slated to begin production shortly.
Source: The Wrap