The story of Julian Assange and WikiLeaks is coming to a theater near you. The movie is called ‘The Fifth Estate’ and it stars Benedict Cumberbatch.
Trailer Of The Fifth Estate Appeared First on YouTube
This trailer first appeared on YouTube on Tuesday. It’s kind of a long trailer that shows different scenes and clips from the movie. Highlights shown include a clip of Assange and Daniel Domscheit-Berg attempting to form a friendship (that eventually didn’t last) as well as a scene that indicates the alleged sexual misconduct story.
Mashable reports that this movie is based on two books including Inside WikiLeaks, written by Domscheit-Berg and WikiLeaks: Inside Julian Assange’s War on Secrecy, written by two Guardian reporters.
Bill Condon Explains About The Fifth Estate
Bill Condon, the director for the movie, said that the movie was mainly about the relationship between Assange and Domscheit-Berg. He explained, “We felt as though the story of Daniel, this kind of everyman, this guy who comes into WikiLeaks, joins up with Julian when it’s already up and going, and ultimately he’s there for the two-year period when it really explodes, and then has a falling out — that was a good way for us to explain not only what WikiLeaks is about, but also explain the bigger issues.”
Condon and the movie’s scriptwriters tried to reach out to some of those from the WikiLeaks scandal. Not surprisingly, Assange was difficult to talk to. Fortunately, the movie’s star Cumberbatch was able to connect with Assange online thanks to the help of friends.
The movie will hit theaters in October.
‘The Fifth Estate’ will also star Alicia Vikander, Stanley Tucci, Carice van Houten, Laura Liney, Anthony Mackie, and Daniel Bruhl. Bruhl will star as Domscheit-Berg in the film. This movie sounds like it could be a huge hit once it’s on the big screen.