Before Oliver Stone releases “Snowden” in theaters nationwide this September, he has some very important words to share with you about texting in the movies…and your cell phone in general. In a humorous and foreboding new PSA released by distributor Open Road Films, Stone asks viewers to turn their cell phones off during “Snowden,” but goes one step further in suggesting that you might just want to shut your cell phone off forever.
“Each time you make a call, send a text, you’re giving them access,” he warns. “The information you put out voluntarily can burn your life to the ground. This will be our undoing. Think I’m being dramatic? Then don’t take my word for it.”
Ok, so Stone may be just a little dramatic here, but his warnings aren’t that far-fetched, especially given the subject matter of his new thriller. Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt as one of the world’s most famous whistleblowers, “Snowden” promises to reveal the incredible untold personal story of the young CIA analyst who exposed shocking illegal surveillance activities by the NSA and became one of the most wanted men in the world.
Watch the hilarious PSA below. “Snowden” will screen at the Toronto International Film Festival before opening in theaters September 16.