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With Justified winding down, it was only a matter of time until star Timothy Olyphant picked up his next project. The star has signed on to join the growing cast of the upcoming Edward Snowden movie from Oliver Stone. He will join the already attached Joseph Gordon-Levitt who plays Snowden as well as Shailene Woodley, Melissa Leo, Tom Wilkinson, Scott Eastwood, and Zachary Quinto.

Olyphant is said to be playing a CIA agent who befriended Snowden before the latter fled to Russia seeking asylum after making classified documents public. If you don’t know much about the story (watch more news) the script is based on the books “The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World’s Most Wanted Man” by Luke Harding and “Time of the Octopus” by Anatoly Kucherena, Snowden’s Russian lawyer.

I’ve always considered Olyphant to be an underrated actor and while he’s had more than a few great performances, his role in THE GIRL NEXT DOOR still stands out as the moment I wanted to see him in everything.

For a great look at the Snowden story, check out CITIZENFOUR which is up for an Oscar this weekend. Our own Chris Bumbray called it "a must-see and one of the most important films of the year" in his glowing review.

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4:51AM on 02/20/2015

Good news

Tim Olyphant should be a lot more films, throwing his scene stealing turn in Go in to the mix as well. Shame he was in Die Hard 4. I thought it was a good bit of casting when I first heard it but that clunky as fuck script made it hard for any actor to get something good from that movie.
Tim Olyphant should be a lot more films, throwing his scene stealing turn in Go in to the mix as well. Shame he was in Die Hard 4. I thought it was a good bit of casting when I first heard it but that clunky as fuck script made it hard for any actor to get something good from that movie.
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3:44AM on 02/20/2015
great actor - great news indeed !
can't wait !
great actor - great news indeed !
can't wait !
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1:05AM on 02/20/2015
As hot as Elisha Cuthbert is, and as good an actor as Emile Hirsch turned out to be, Olyphant is the one who really stole the show for me. Before "Deadwood" he showed a real knack for playing sleaze bags. I remember when Justified first came on and I was afraid it would just be Olyphant parlaying his Seth Bullock into Elmore Leonard territory (a short story at that). Turned out to be the best Leonard adaptation since the short-lived "Karen Sisco" TV show. Having just finished watching last
As hot as Elisha Cuthbert is, and as good an actor as Emile Hirsch turned out to be, Olyphant is the one who really stole the show for me. Before "Deadwood" he showed a real knack for playing sleaze bags. I remember when Justified first came on and I was afraid it would just be Olyphant parlaying his Seth Bullock into Elmore Leonard territory (a short story at that). Turned out to be the best Leonard adaptation since the short-lived "Karen Sisco" TV show. Having just finished watching last season, it is kind of sad to think there's only one left, not that it isn't painfully clear by how they set it up at the end.
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9:29PM on 02/19/2015
Timmy O.is my favorite "American actor". Although sad about Justified I too, look forward to seeing him tackle some higher profile films. Anyone think he could fit into the MCU at some point, just a thought...but Snowden looks intriguing. Also, aside from Raylan, his role as pornographic producer in TGND was the tits...
Timmy O.is my favorite "American actor". Although sad about Justified I too, look forward to seeing him tackle some higher profile films. Anyone think he could fit into the MCU at some point, just a thought...but Snowden looks intriguing. Also, aside from Raylan, his role as pornographic producer in TGND was the tits...
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10:35PM on 02/19/2015
He was actually considered for Tony Stark/Iron Man before Downey Jr. was cast.

I could see him being a good Bullseye for the new Daredevil series.
He was actually considered for Tony Stark/Iron Man before Downey Jr. was cast.

I could see him being a good Bullseye for the new Daredevil series.
8:46PM on 02/19/2015
Hope to see him in more high profile films. The guy is a terrific, underrated actor and has been especially great on Justified for the last six years.
Hope to see him in more high profile films. The guy is a terrific, underrated actor and has been especially great on Justified for the last six years.
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