The Wrap – Oscar winner Melissa Leo, “Star Trek’s” Zachary Quinto and “Selma’s” Tom Wilkinson are in negotiations to play Laura Poitras, Glenn Greenwald and Ewen MacAskill in Oliver Stone’s untitled Edward Snowden movie.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt will star as the NSA contractor who leaked classified documents, while Shailene Woodley will co-star as his longtime girlfriend Lindsay Mills. Rising star Scott Eastwood is also part of the cast.
Leo is nearing a deal to play documentary filmmaker Poitras, who directed the critically acclaimed Snowden documentary “Citizenfour” (pictured above). She contributed to the reporting of the NSA disclosures as the Snowden story broke.
Quinto will play Greenwald, a lawyer, author and journalist who Snowden chose to leak sensitive information to, knowing he would handle its publication responsibly.
Wilkinson is in talks to play MacAskill, the defense and intelligence correspondent for The Guardian who helped break the Snowden story that exposed mass surveillance by intelligence agencies.
Moritz Borman and Eric Kopeloff are producing the film, which is gearing up to start production.
More photos of Zach in Sundance last Sunday has been added:
BuzzFeed’s Kate Arthur tweeted about a question she did to Zach while in Sundance regarding Heroes Reborn and, as expected, Zach isn’t interested in being Sylar again.
As you may remember, during American Horror Story season two interviews he mentioned several times about his plans on not being stuck on ‘psycho‘ roles. So, coming back as Sylar would be everything he wouldn’t want. Check her tweet:
— Kate Aurthur (@KateAurthur) January 25, 2015
To date, Coleman (AKA Noah Bennett/HRG) is the only Heroes vet to commit to the revival. Zachary Levi, meanwhile, has signed on to play a new, unspecified role. Heroes Reborn is slated to premiere Summer 2015.