Shailene Woodley, Joseph Gordon-Levitt Start Filming 'Snowden'

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Shailene Woodley and Joseph Gordon-Levitt were both spotted on location in Washington, D.C. on Monday, when filming began for Snowden. The biopic stars Gordon-Levitt as SNA whistleblower Edward Snowden. Shailene Woodley plays his girlfriend, Lindsay Mills.

Edward Snowden first made headlines back in 2013 for releasing documents detailing two NSA surveillance programs that were authorized by Congress. He strongly believed these programs were impinging on Americans' freedoms. He has since been granted political asylum in Russia.

Snowden is being directed by Oliver Stone, and in addition to Shailene Woodley and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, also stars Nicolas Cage, Scott Eastwood, Melissa Leo, Zachary Quinto, Tom Wilkinson, Rhys Ifans, Joely Richardson, and Timothy Olyphant.

Woodley and Gordon-Levitt were seen walking by the Washington Monument on Monday.

Shailene Woodley is, of course, known for several award-winning film roles including that of Hazel Grace Lancaster in The Fault in Our Stars and Beatrice "Tris" Prior in Divergent and Insurgent.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt starred on 3rd Rock from the Sun on TV, and has appeared in films including The Dark Knight Rises.

What's your take on Shailene Woodley and Joseph Gordon-Levitt portraying Edward Snowden and Lindsay Mills in Snowden?

The film is set to hit theaters nationwide on Christmas Day 2015.

Kimberly Ripley

Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and ‘Nana’ to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.