Shooting on Edward Snowden thriller underway in Munich.

Nicolas Cage has joined the cast of Oliver Stone’s Snowden, reuniting the actor and director for the first time since World Trade Center (2006).

Cage will play the role of a former US Intelligence Official in the thriller based on the true story of CIA employee Edward Snowden, who leaked thousands of classified documents to the press. Shooting has begun in Munich.

The film stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt in the title role alongside Shailene Woodley (Divergent), Melissa Leo (Prisoners), Zachary Quinto (Star Trek), Tom Wilkinson, Rhys Ifans, Joely Richardson and Timothy Olyphant.

Pathé Films developed the project with Stone’s long-time producing partner Moritz Borman and have retained distribution rights for France and Benelux.

Wild Bunch is handling international sales in all other territories, with Open Road Films and Endgame Entertainment partnering for the US release.

Producers are Moritz Borman, Eric Kopeloff and Philip Schulz-Deyle.

Open Road Films will release the film in the US on Dec 25; Pathe will open France on Dec 30; and Universum will release in Germany on Jan 7.

Other distributors include Gaga for Japan.