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Joseph Gordon-Levitt in Talks to Play NSA Whistle-blower Edward Snowden

HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 05: Actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt speaks onstage during the 3rd Annual Reel Stories, Real Lives Benefiting The Motion Picture & Television Fund at Milk Studios on April 5, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by John Sciulli/Getty Images for Motion Picture & Television Fund) Photo: WARREN TODA/Corbis

According to Variety, Joseph Gordon-Levitt is Oliver Stone’s pick to play Edward Snowden in the director’s forthcoming biopic about the NSA whistle-blower, and while nothing is set in stone yet, “both sides want the deal to happen.” Gordon-Levitt recently wrapped production on another biopic: Robert Zemeckis’s The Walk, in which he plays famed tightrope artist Philippe Petit. We were kind of hoping his next ripped-from-the-headlines project would be a “David After Dentist” biopic, but we’ll take it.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt May Play Edward Snowden