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Nothing Will Prepare You For Joseph Gordon-Levitt's Snowden Voice

Watch JGL and Shailene Woodley in the first 'Snowden' trailer

The first trailer for Oliver Stone's Snowden, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt as the titular whistleblower, is here — and we were not expecting JGL to embody the former National Security Agency contractor so ... fully. One, where did that "Flat Nerd Voice" come from? And two, will it score the 35-year-old actor his first Oscar nom? (IDK, probably.)

Snowden follows the former CIA employee and NSA contractor as he leaks information about the government's surveillance programs to the press. Zachary Quinto plays journalist Glenn Greenwald, Melissa Leo is documentarian Laura Poitras, and Shailene Woodley is Snowden's girlfriend, Lindsay Mills. Nicolas Cage also stars as a very serious man in an expertly tailored suit, which is the perfect role for him, TBH. Scott Eastwood is also there, looking pretty.

Snowden hits theaters September 16, 2016.