WATCH: 'Snowden' trailer

WATCH: 'Snowden' trailer

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Open Roads Films released the first trailer for their biographical-thriller "Snowden" this week.

"Snowden" details the personal story of Edward Snowden, an American whistle-blower who leaked classified information on NSA surveillance activities to journalists.

The film stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt as the namesake character, as well as Shailene Woodley, who plays Snowden's longtime girlfriend.

It is directed by Academy Award-winner Oliver Stone, whose previous credits include "Wall Street," "JFK" and "Born on the Fourth of July."

"Snowden" hits theaters Sept. 16,