We have the first HQ image from Bill Condon’s WikiLeaks film The Fifth Estate which will release November 15, 2013. This image features cast members Benedict Cumberpatch and Daniel Bruhl. (Collider)
Following Daniel Domscheit-Berg (Brühl), an early supporter and eventual colleague of Julian Assange (Cumberbatch), “The Fifth Estate” traces the heady, early days of WikiLeaks, culminating in the release of a series of controversial and history changing information leaks. The website’s overnight success brought instant fame to its principal architects and transformed the flow of information to news media and the world at large.
Real life Julian Assange reported having a copy of the film’s script and had some comments! Here is what Deadline is reporting!
Addressing an Oxford Union debate via videolink on Wednesday night,WikiLeaks founder Julian Assangecalled DreamWorks’ upcoming Bill Condon-directed The Fifth Estate a “massive propaganda attack on WikiLeaks and the character of my staff.” Throughout the address, Assange, who has been holed up in the Ecuadorian embassy in London since it offered him asylum in August, had what was purported to be a copy of the film’s script — though The Guardiansays he never showed it to the camera. He told students the film was “fanning the flames” of war since, he claims, it starts inside a military complex in Iran with the suggestion a nuclear bomb is being built. He then asked, “How does this have anything to do with us? It is a lie upon lie.”