Cage will play a former U.S. Intelligence official in the international thriller, which is being produced by Moritz Borman, Eric Kopeloff and Philip Schulz-Deyle.
Shailene Woodley co-stars as Snowden’s girlfriend alongside Oscar winner Melissa Leo, Zachary Quinto, Tom Wilkinson, Rhys Ifans, Joely Richardson and Timothy Olyphant.
Production is currently under way in Munich, and will continue in various locations around the world until mid-May.
Open Road Films and Endgame are partnering on the U.S. release of Snowden, which Pathé Films developed with Stone’s longtime producing partner Borman. Pathé has retained distribution rights for France and Benelux, and Wild Bunch is handling international sales in all other territories.
Open Road Films will release “Snowden” on Dec. 25, and Gordon-Levitt could wind up competing with himself over the course of awards season, as he also stars in Robert Zemeckis‘ “The Walk.” Pathé will release the film in France on Dec. 30 and Universum has dated Germany on Jan. 7. Other distributors include Gaga for Japan.