screendaily.com Bill Condon directs Benedict Cumberbatch as Julian Assange in The Fifth Estate, which is set for a Nov 15 North American release through Touchstone in time for awards consideration. Disney, DreamWorks, Reliance and Mister Smith split the international release.
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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