THE FIFTH ESTATE Trailer Starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Julian Assange

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Here’s the first trailer for Bill Condon’s Wikileaks film The Fifth Estate, which stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Julian Assange.  While I would normally say this looks interesting, with several documentaries, and another Australian Assange biopic already released, not to mention the fact that these events took place only a few short years ago, I tend to question whether or not we really need this film.  Either way, Cumberbatch looks like he’s going to do a great job with the role so I’ll probably see it regardless.

The film also stars Laura Linney, Anthony Mackie, David Thewlis, Peter Capaldi, Dan Stevens, Alicia Vikander, and Carice van Houten, and is set of an October 11th release.  Hit the jump for the trailer and synopsis.

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.