Published On: Thu, Jan 24th, 2013

First look at ‘The Fifth Estate’ with Benedict Cumberbatch as Wikileaks founder Julian Assange

Production gets underway on “The Fifth Estate,” a film diving in the Wikileaks organization and its founder Julian Assange.

Assange will be played by “Sherlock” star Benedict Cumberbatch and Dreamworks released the first photo of the star in his blonde lockes.

The film traces the meteoric rise of the site through the eyes of Assange colleague Daniel Domscheit-Berg and will be directed by Billy Condon.

The film also stars Laura Linney, Anthony Mackie, David Thewlis, Peter Capaldi (In the Loop), and Carice van Houten (Game of Thrones). Dan Stevens and Alicia Vikander.

The film was previously announced to be called “The Man Who Sold the World” and no release date has been set.

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  1. Julian Assange attacks Benedict Cumberbatch led film as ‘massive propaganda attack’ - The Global Dispatch says:

    […] Estate,” which stars “Sherlock”’s Benedict Cumberbatch as Assange (first photo here), focuses on the early days of Wikileaks and is based on former Wikileaks spokesman Daniel […]

  2. notme norme says:

    Please help support freedom of the press and freedom of information by sponsoring Julian Assange for the Nobel prize for freedom of the press: Google: Avaaz.org Julian Assange for Nobel prize “Freedom of the Press” and vote!

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