Joseph Gordon-Levitt says Oliver Stone was the only filmmaker suited to make “Snowden”

NSA employee Edward Snowden leaks thousands of classified documents to the press in the 2016 American biographical political thriller film directed by Oliver Stone and written by Stone and Kieran Fitzgerald. The film is based on the books The Snowden Files by Luke Harding and Time of the Octopus by Anatoly Kucherena, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt stars in the film.

FOX 4's Shawn Edwards sat down with Gordon-Levitt who says when Stone offered him the job he was excited.

"I think Oliver Stone is the only filmmaker in the world who could have made this movie," Gordon-Levitt said. "That's the truth. He's the only one who makes big, Hollywood, entertaining movies that are willing to stand up and say, 'hey I love my country, but this thing that is happening, this goes against what the country stands for, and it should change."