Benedict Cumberbatch Talks THE FIFTH ESTATE, Preparing for the Dancing Scene, the Difficulty in Telling a Story That’s Still Happening, and More
collider.com Opening this week is director Bill Condon’s WikiLeaks drama The Fifth Estate. The pic centers on the relationship between Daniel Domscheit-Berg (Daniel Brühl) and Julian Assange (Benedict Cumberbatch), as the story follows the early days of WikiLeaks, culminating in the release of highly controversial information leaks. I caught the film at the Toronto International Film Festival, and Condon has done a great job crafting a fascinating and entertaining look at WikiLeaks and the current landscape of news and information sharing.
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The Fifth Estate Synopsis and Credits

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.

"The Fifth Estate" stars Alicia Vikander, Anthony Mackie, Benedict Cumberbatch, Carice van Houten, Dan Stevens, Daniel Bruhl, David Thewlis, Laura Linney, and Peter Capaldi.

Directed by Bill Condon.
Written by Josh Singer.
Produced by Michael Sugar and Steve Golin.
Production company/distributor: DreamWorks and Touchstone Pictures.

Release Date: October 18, 2013

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