When the first trailer for the Oliver Stone-directed biopic Snowden was released online in April, it presented a good look at how the film would shape NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden’s story as a thriller full of intrigue, technology, and even a little sex. “Nothing Will Prepare You for Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s Snowden Voice,” read MTV’s peg. “Joseph Gordon-Levitt Nails Voice of Snowden,” opined Moviefone.
Sorry,” Gordon-Levitt said, when asked by the magazine whether he met with the former government contractor who exposed the federal government’s mass collection of American citizens’ private data. The 34-year-old actor allowed that he spent a lot of time “reading and watching” everything he could about and featuring Snowden, including last year’s Oscar-winning documentary Citizenfour.
Primed to be the most incendiary Christmas comedy since the 2003 Billy Bob Thornton raunchfest Bad Santa, the November release teams up Seth Rogen, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Anthony Mackie as three best friends who celebrate Xmas eve by partaking in a night of utter and unholy debauchery across New York City. You can get a taste for it in the hilarious red-band trailer just released by Sony (watch above). The film’s mischievous tone is established from the onset, as the trio prepares to step up to the giant FAO Schwarz piano Tom Hanks made famous in Big.