Oliver Stone

Oliver Stone’s ‘Snowden’ Movie Gets New Summer 2016 Release Date

by Britt Hayes October 7, 2015 @ 6:15 PM
Open Road Films
Snowden was originally given a winter release date, putting it right in the middle of awards season, but Open Road recently removed Oliver Stone’s Edward Snowden film from the release schedule, pushing it back to sometime in 2016. It was a move that confused some and seemed like a bad omen to others, but now we know exactly when to expect Stone’s latest — and you’ll have to wait a bit longer than you’d probably like.

‘Snowden’ Pushed Back to 2016, Oliver Stone’s Latest No Longer an Oscar Contender

by Britt Hayes September 14, 2015 @ 7:52 PM
Open Road Films
There are a few things the Academy loves: biopics, movies about the film industry, period dramas, films inspired by harrowing true events, Meryl Streep in all of the above, etc. Oliver Stone’s Snowden ticks off a couple of those boxes with a biopic about famous NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, himself the subject of last year’s incredible documentary Citizenfour. Originally slated to hit theaters this winter, Stone’s film has now been pushed back to 2016, ensuring its absence from next year’s Oscar ballots.

‘Snowden’ Image Reveals Joseph Gordon-Levitt as the Famous Whistle-Blower

by Britt Hayes April 6, 2015 @ 6:20 PM
Open Road Films
Oliver Stone’s latest project is Snowden, which tells the true story of Edward Snowden, the NSA contractor who ultimately blew the whistle on the government branch, leaking incriminating classified documents to the press which revealed the NSA’s eyebrow-raising surveillance operations. He was previously the subject of the Oscar-winning documentary Citizenfour, and now he’s the subject of Stone’s newest narrative film, which has revealed a new image featuring Joseph Gordon-Levitt in the role of Snowden.

‘Snowden’ First Look: Here’s Joseph Gordon-Levitt as the Controversial NSA Whistleblower

by Jacob Hall March 3, 2015 @ 10:58 AM
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There’s no better way to turn any family get-together into a screaming match than to bring up Edward Snowden, the CIA whistleblower who revealed the extent of NSA surveillance on American citizens and became an international fugitive. You know, one man’s patriot is another man’s traitor and so on and so forth. Well, director Oliver Stone is looking to ruin a whole bunch of Christmas dinners this year with Snowden, which stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt as the most polarizing figure in modern American history. Consider the release of two images of Gordon-Levitt as Snowden your cue to start prepping for your next family argument.

Oliver Stone’s Edward Snowden Film Eyes ‘Justified’ Star Timothy Olyphant

by Britt Hayes February 19, 2015 @ 6:52 PM
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So, what’s next for Timothy Olyphant now that Justified is coming to an end? The actor appears to be making the leap back to the big screen, and is currently being eyed for a role in Oliver Stone’s untitled Edward Snowden film. Snowden is the subject of Laura Poitras’ acclaimed documentary Citizenfour, which is the frontrunner to take home the Best Documentary Feature Oscar at this Sunday’s Academy Awards. But Poitras’ documentary doesn’t appear to be the last we’ll hear on the subject.

Jamie Foxx May Play Martin Luther King Jr. For Oliver Stone

by Damon Houx October 10, 2013 @ 7:23 PM
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Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. is one of the most important figures in twentieth century America, which makes it odd that he's yet to receive the cinematic bio-pic treatment. Now it looks like Oliver Stone will bring his story to the big screen, with 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' star Jamie Foxx playing the famous civil rights leader.

'Breaking Bad' Series Finale: Oliver Stone Calls Ending "Ridiculous," Britney Spears Not a Fan Either

by Kevin Fitzpatrick October 9, 2013 @ 10:06 AM
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Finales always tend toward the polarizing, but most would agree that the 'Breaking Bad' ultimate end "Felina" at least wrapped up the story of Walter White in a conclusive manner (whether or not you believe it to have happened in real life, or inside Walter's head). That said, two high-profile pop culture icons have spoken out against the 'Breaking Bad' series finale, and while we'd be hard pressed to link acclaimed director Oliver Stone and Britney Spears, their bizarre criticisms certainly merit mention.