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We Cast the Edward Snowden Movie

PHOTOS: We Cast the Edward Snowden Movie


On Wednesday, Sony Pictures announced it had purchased the film rights to Glenn Greenwald’s new book, No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State. It’s far too early in the process for formal casting decisions, but when CNN’s Jake Tapper asked Greenwald if he had any ideas about who could play him and former NSA contractor Edward Snowden in the film, he admitted that he’d heard some rumors.

“The leading names, that I’ve seen are Jared Leto for Edward Snowden, who with I’m not really familiar. And Edward Norton has been mentioned a lot for me, but that’s definitely very low on my list of priorities,” Greenwald told Tapper. “There’s all kinds of speculation, I’m going to leave that to Twitter, for the most part,”

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It’s not just Twitter that can play the hypothetical casting game, so we decided to put together our own dream team for the potential film. Keeping in mind that the project’s producers include Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli of James Bond fame, we can expect to movie to embrace a somewhat heightened, more thrilling version of reality. Accordingly, it only makes sense that the cast would reflect those sensibilities.


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