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Oliver Stone’s “Snowden” has been one of our most anticipated titles of the year for quite some time, but it looks like we’re going to have to wait a bit longer to see the finished product. The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that distributor Open Road Films is pushing back the film’s release date from Christmas to 2016, citing that the film has not yet been finished.
Tackling the life of the eponymous whistleblower, also the subject of Laura Poitras’ Oscar-winning documentary “Citizenfour” last year, Stone’s drama features an all-star cast, including Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Shailene Woodley, Nicolas Cage, Melissa Leo and Zachary Quinto.
While the move is no doubt a disappointing one for Stone fans, it does happen to free up some space on the already-crowded Christmas schedule, which includes giant indie opening David O. Russell’s “Joy,” Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s “The Revenant” and Quentin Tarantino’s “The Hateful Eight.” Levitt still has Robert Zemeckis’ “The Walk” opening this awards season.
No specific release date has been set.