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The Fifth Estate (2013) Trailer Now Online With Benedict Cumberbatch

Posted By: Matt McGloin
Wed, 07/17/2013 - 01:08

Dream Work Pictures has released the new trailer for The Fifth Estate which stars Benedict Cumberbatch (Star Trek Into Darkness) as Julian Assange; about the real life story of the WikiLeaks ordeal.

The Fifth Estate has an October 11, 2013 release directed by Bill Condon and also starring Alicia Vikander, Carice van Houten, Stanley Tucci, Laura Linney, and Anthony Mackie (Captain America 2).


Triggering our age of high-stakes secrecy, explosive news leaks and the trafficking of classified information, WikiLeaks forever changed the game. Now, in a dramatic thriller based on real events, THE FIFTH ESTATE reveals the quest to expose the deceptions and corruptions of power that turned an Internet upstart into the 21st century’s most fiercely debated organization. The story begins as WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange (Benedict Cumberbatch) and his colleague Daniel Domscheit-Berg (Daniel Brühl) team up to become underground watchdogs of the privileged and powerful. On a shoestring, they create a platform that allows whistleblowers to anonymously leak covert data, shining a light on the dark recesses of government secrets and corporate crimes. Soon, they are breaking more hard news than the world’s most legendary media organizations combined. But when Assange and Berg gain access to the biggest trove of confidential intelligence documents in U.S. history, they battle each other and a defining question of our time: what are the costs of keeping secrets in a free society—and what are the costs of exposing them?"