AceShowbiz - Oliver Stone's movie about NSA leaker Edward Snowden has targeted three more actors for the cast line-up. According to a Wednesday, February 4, report by TheWrap, Melissa Leo, Zachary Quinto ("Star Trek") and Tom Wilkinson ("Selma") are in negotiations to play Laura Poitras, Glenn Greenwald and Ewen MacAskill respectively in "The Snowden Files".
Poitras is the director of Oscar-nominated Snowden documentary "Citizenfour" who was also a part of Snowden's revelations. Greenwald, meanwhile, is a lawyer/journalist who was chosen by Snowden to leak information to. MacAskill is a contributor at The Guardian who helped break Snowden's stories about mass surveillance.
Written and directed by Stone, the movie has secured Joseph Gordon-Levitt as the whistleblower and Shailene Woodley as his girlfriend. The movie will be based on books "Time of the Octopus" by Snowden's lawyer in Russia, Anatoly Kucherena, and "The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World's Most Wanted Man" by Guardian journalist Luke Harding.