WATCH: Jospeh Gordon Levitt Takes on the NSA in ‘Snowden’ Trailer

Here's Your First Look at Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Edward Snowden
The actor takes on the role of the world famous whistleblower.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt is stepping into the shoe of one of America’s most famous whistleblowers in the new Snowden trailer.

Playing the titular character of Edward Snowden, the actor takes the National Security Agency (NSA) as he spills government secrets to a reporter (played by Tom Wilkinson). In the new trailer, which was released to coincide with director Oliver Stone’s appearance at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, Shailene Woodley also makes an appearance as Snowden’s girlfriend.

“Right now, Snowden is a larger than life story of what’s happening right now under our noses and it affects the majority of you, in our audience,” Stone tells the Comic-Con crowd.

“We went as far as we could,” he adds. “There are things that we don’t know.”

Snowden opens in theaters Sept. 16. For now, check out its teaser — above.