By Kylie Todd

2/23/16

Oliver Stone’s latest film “Snowden”, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt has pushed its release date yet again.

Originally, the film was to be included in this year’s Oscars race but suddenly was pulled out after Open Road Films decided to have the movie featured at the Cannes Film Festival, making the film’s release date May 13, 2016. Or, so we thought. Apparently, there has been another swift decision made by Open Road films to push the date yet again to September 16, 2016, just in time for the next round of Oscar picks.

Snowden tells the true story of former Central Intelligence Agency employee and computer professional, Edward Snowden. Snowden, also as a former contractor of the United Stated government, without authorization copied classified information from the US National Security Agency in 2013.

Regarding the film, this is not Stone’s first controversial film. In fact, Stone is known for the risky political aspects within his films – “Snowden” being no exception. This film will create an interesting public opinion considering it will be released just in time for the upcoming presidential election.

Stone’s other well-known movies included “JFK” and “Natural Born Killers”.

Shailene Woodley (“Divergent”, “The Fault in Our Stars”), Scott Eastwood (“The Longest Ride”), and Nicolas Cage (“National Treasure”, “The Rock”) are among the cast to be starring in “Snowden” as well.

As of now, “Snowden” is set to release September 16, 2016.

Image by Robert Yaniz Jr. (http://screenrant.com/snowden-movie-trailer-secret-in-their-eyes/)