THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER – Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays the NSA whistleblower in the biopic, which also stars Shailene Woodley, Melissa Leo and Nicolas Cage and will screen in an out-of-competition slot.
Oliver Stone’s biopic Snowden, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt as the NSA whistleblower, will get its European premiere at the 64th edition of the San Sebastian Festival.
The film will screen in the Spanish festival’s official selection in an out-of-competition slot. The cast also includes Shailene Woodley (The Descendants, Divergent), Melissa Leo and Nicolas Cage.
It will be Stone’s seventh visit to the festival, but the first time one of his films has been included in the official selection. In 1986, he brought Salvador to the event for a screening that marked the first at the big Velodrome, where he later also showed Natural Born Killers (1994) and World Trade Center (2006). His films Talk Radio (1989), Looking for Fidel (2004), Alexander: The Ultimate Cut and The Untold History of the United States (2013) were also all screened at the festival. In 2012, Stone received the Donostia Award for lifetime achievement at the festival.
Snowden, shot in Germany, the U.S., China and Russia, is a Sacha Inc./KrautPack Entertainment production. Open Road will release it in the United States on Sept. 16. Wild Bunch is responsible for international distribution.
San Sebastian will unveil more titles for its official selection in the coming weeks. The festival runs Sept. 16-Sept. 24.