New set pics have emerged from the Oliver Stone film Snowden, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Edward Snowden, the CIA employee who leaked thousands of classified documents to the press and is currently in hiding. The film is currently shooting in Hong Kong with an expected release date of December 25, 2015. This puts Gordon-Levitt right in the mix for Best Actor Oscar consideration and with his other film later this year, The Walk, he could have the visibility and diversity that he needs to get that buzz. Interestingly enough in both films, Gordon-Levitt plays the main character of the Oscar-winning documentaries that preceded them (Citizenfour in 2014 and Man on Wire in 2008).
The film also stars Oscar winner Melissa Leo (The Fighter) as Citizenfour producer Laura Poitras (for which she won an Oscar) and Zachary Quinto as Glenn Greenwald, the columnist from the Guardian US with whom Snowden revealed most of his findings to and sat down for interviews with to create the film Citizenfour.