Why Joseph Gordon-Levitt Made A Short Film With Edward Snowden

To take on technology and democracy

'Snowden' movie trailer screenshot

Snowden movie trailer screenshot

Directed by Oliver Stone and starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt as the most famous whistleblower in modern history.Snowden/YouTube/Open Road Films

Actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt and infamous whistleblower Edward Snowden collaborated on a short video project about issues of technology and democracy.

Gordon-Levitt directed the three-minute piece, appropriately titled, Are You There Democracy? It's Me, The Internet. And in keeping with Snowden's personality, it was released for free on the internet. Take a look:

Wonder how many more of these collaborations we can expect. Gordon-Levitt already played Snowden in a film. Maybe they're working together on a modern sequel to Brick? That'd be cool. One thing's for sure: if they were, there'd be zero chance of plot detail leaks.

I'll see myself out.

[H/T Vulture]