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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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See Benedict Cumberbatch as Julian Assange in The Fifth Estate

The first shot of Benedict Cumberbatch as notorious WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been released (by EW), and it is the bleached nightmare we all anticipated. The Fifth Estate, directed by Bill Condon and scripted by Josh Singer, reportedly details Assange’s rise to infamy through the eyes of his colleague Daniel Domscheit-Berg (Daniel Brühl). It also stars Laura Linney, […]

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