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Oliver Stone’s upcoming thriller film Snowden looks to be a sympathetic view of the controversial figure. Opinions vary as to whether Edward Snowden acted as a traitor or a hero when he blew the whistle on the National Security Agency’s PRISM surveillance program in 2013.

While mass phone surveillance was ruled illegal in 2015, other activities of the NSA continue to be under judicial review. Meanwhile, Edward Snowden lives in exile in Moscow. He faces criminal prosecution upon his return to the United States. CNN Politics reported that while Snowden is willing to face trial and imprisonment, he adds a stipulation: “What I won’t do is I won’t serve as a deterrent to people trying to do the right thing in difficult situations.”

The release date of Snowden is set for September 16, 2016.

Academy Award®-winning director Oliver Stone, who brought Platoon, Born on the Fourth of July, Wall…

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