THR is reporting that Shailene Woodley is eyeing the female lead in Oliver Stone’s upcoming Edward Snowden film, which is currently without a title. Should she sign on, the actress would star as Snowden’s girlfriend, with Joseph Gordon-Levitt playing the NSA whistleblower.
Based on two different novels, Luke Harding’s The Snowden Files and Anatoly Kucherena’s upcoming Time of the Octopus, Stone’s untitled pic will head into pre-production in Germany this January and will undoubtedly cause some controversy upon release. Although, that’s hardly a surprise given the director’s history for speaking his mind and making his political views known through his films.
As for Woodley, as much as I like seeing her in stuff like Divergent and The Fault in Our Stars, taking on a role in a more mature and adult-oriented project like this is definitely the right move to make. She’s one of Hollywood’s fastest rising stars and as much of a draw as she is to the Young Adult crowd, it would be smart to diversify her filmography and take on more grown up roles.
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