Oliver Stone's Snowden film will open at Christmas

Tuesday, 24 February 2015 - 8:36

Oliver Stone's dramatisation of the story of Edward Snowden will be released on Christmas Day.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt, star of 500 Days of Summer, will play the fugitive US intelligence leaker.

The film is based on Guardian journalist Luke Harding's book, The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World's Most Wanted Man.

Harding's book is an account of events surrounding the Guardian's reporting of Snowden's disclosures in 2013.