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Leaky boat – The Fifth Estate review

By Jess Lomas November 12, 2013 In The Fifth Estate, director Bill Condon sets out to answer the question, “Can you make a thrilling film about a website?” The answer is, after viewing, ‘No,’ even when the website in question is Julian Assange’s WikiLeaks, which captured the world’s attention as it persistently released classified documents […]

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Julian Assange leaks letter to The Fifth Estate’s Benedict Cumberbatch

Benedict Cumberbatch reportedly wanted to meet Julian Assange before production began on the WikiLeaks movie The Fifth Estate. Assange, no fan of the project but apparently a big fan of Cumberbatch, declined. Then, in typical Wikileaky fashion, he revealed his letter to the world, outlining his reasons. “I believe you are a good person, but […]

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Trailer Debut: The Fifth Estate

Benedict Cumberbatch debuts his Aussie accent in the trailer for The Fifth Estate, in which he plays controversial WikiLeaks founder and bad haircut-haver Julian Assange. Directed by Bill Condon and scripted by Josh Singer, the picture details Assange’s rise to infamy through the eyes of his colleague Daniel Domscheit-Berg (Daniel Brühl). It marks the third film about […]

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Talk Hard – Robert Connolly and Alex Williams (Underground: The Julian Assange Story)

This leaked episode of Talk Hard was sent to us on a disc labelled ‘Lady Gaga.’ Weird, right? Quickflix’s Simon Miraudo chats with Robert Connolly and Alex Williams, the director and star, respectively, of Underground: The Julian Assange Story. The interviews are followed by a review of the hit telemovie. Show Notes: All titles mentioned in […]

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James McAvoy re-teams with Benedict Cumberbatch for WikiLeaks movie

James McAvoy is in negotiations to star opposite Benedict Cumberbatch in Bill Condon’s upcoming WikiLeaks movie, Variety reports. Cumberbatch will star as WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange; McAvoy would play his German colleague Daniel Domscheit-Berg. New RoboCop Joel Kinnaman had previously been rumoured to have secured this role. The picture is based on Domscheit-Berg’s book Inside WikiLeaks: My Time With […]

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Jeremy Renner in talks to play Julian Assange in WikiLeaks film

In some spot-on potential casting news, Jeremy Renner is eyeing the role of Julian Assange in the WikiLeaks film currently in development at DreamWorks. Deadline confirms that the actor, next seen in the upcoming The Bourne Legacy, is at the top of the interest pile, and that director Bill Condon (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn […]

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DreamWorks prep Julian Assange biopic

There’s nothing more immediate these days than the mire of information available via the Internet and the poor old movies just can’t move fast enough to catch up. As reported on Vulture, the studios are rushing around to put out a biopic on Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. Already in the ring is an Alex Gibney–directed […]

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>Julian Assange biopic in the works

>The biography of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is to be turned into a feature film. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Aussie reporter Andrew Fowler’s upcoming book on Assange – titled The Most Dangerous Man in the World – has been optioned by producers Barry Josephson and Michelle Krumm. The biography begins with Assange’s childhood – […]

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