It’s the time of year when studios are putting their release dates where their mouths are, and today brings news from THR that Oliver Stone’s Snowden has joined Jean-Marc Valée’s Demolition in being pushed back to 2016. Snowden, which stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt as the titular whistle-blower, was set to be released on Christmas Day, but THR’s sources say the film is still unfinished. Like every non-superhero film released late in the year, Snowden was being talked about as an Oscar contender; its delay is bad news for Stone, but perhaps good news for Gordon-Levitt, who will no longer be competing against himself for the chance to lose to Eddie Redmayne.
Snowden? I hardly know ‘em! Photo: Open Road Films