Oliver Stone’s ‘Snowden’ Movie Gets New Summer 2016 Release Date
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.
Deadline reports that Open Road will now officially release Snowden on May 13, 2016, about six months after its intended Christmas Day 2015 release date. This is good news for Snowden, which would have been fighting against Star Wars: The Force Awakens, The Revenant, The Hateful Eight, Joy, the Mark Wahlberg-Will Ferrell comedy Daddy’s Home, and the Tina Fey-Amy Poehler comedy Sisters. We’re going to have a very crowded Christmas as is, and Snowden’s political drama would most definitely get lost in that shuffle.
As of now, the only other big film opening on May 13, 2016 is Paramount’s next Friday the 13th movie, with Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War opening a week earlier on May 6.
Snowden stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt as famed NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, who was the subject of last year’s incredible documentary Citizenfour. Shailene Woodley co-stars as his girlfriend, along with Nicolas Cage, Zachary Quinto, Melissa Leo, Scott Eastwood and Tom Wilkinson.