The Fifth Estate

(2013)

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.

Second ‘The Fifth Estate’ Featurette

Second ‘The Fifth Estate’ Featurette

Laura Linney, Stanley Tucci and director Bill Condon discuss how WikiLeaks and the Internet has changed the world in a featurette for The Fifth Estate, in theaters October 18. Benedict Cumberbatch and Daniel Brühl star as WikiLeaks founders Julian Assange and Daniel Domscheit-Berg, whose website set off an international firestorm of controversy by leaking confidential information. In addition to this featurette, DreamWorks has released two clips, featuring Benedict Cumberbatch bragging about his web traffic with two journalists from The Guardian (David Thewlis and Dan Stevens), and discussing the site's publishing protocol.

The Fifth Estate was released October 18th, 2013.

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Benedict Cumberbatch Talks WikiLeaks, Julian Assange and ‘The Fifth Estate’

Benedict Cumberbatch Talks WikiLeaks, Julian Assange and ‘The Fifth Estate’

Benedict Cumberbatch has already had a big year, starring as Khan in the summer blockbuster Star Trek Into Darkness, but his year is only getting started. This fall, he also stars in August: Osage County, 12 Years a Slave, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and the highly-anticipated WikiLeaks drama The Fifth Estate, in theaters October 18. The actor portrays WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in this story about the controversial website's rise and fall, directed by Bill Condon. Benedict Cumberbatch recently took part in roundtable interviews for this highly-anticipated drama. Here's what he had to say.

We heard you were described by Daniel (Brühl) as a real Sherlock. He would see you in the morning, you would sit there and say all of these things you managed to observe that were totally accurate. So you've taken the role to heart or the role was just something that was inevitable in your life because you are Sherlock Holmes?

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‘The Fifth Estate’ Featurette

‘The Fifth Estate’ Featurette

If you have always wondered what the title of the upcoming WikiLeaks drama The Fifth Estate means, then you're in luck because a new behind-the-scenes featurette gives you the answer. Director Bill Condon explains that the title refers to the new age of citizen journalism on the Internet, with the traditional press dubbed The Fourth Estate. Stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Daniel Brühl, Laura Linney and Stanley Tucci also speak about their characters, and how this film presents all sides of the issues that sprung from WikiLeaks' release of classified information. Learn more about how Julian Assange and his empire came crumbling down with interviews and the latest footage from this upcoming drama, in theaters October 18.

The Fifth Estate was released October 18th, 2013.

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‘The Fifth Estate’ Poster with Benedict Cumberbatch and Daniel Bruhl

‘The Fifth Estate’ Poster with Benedict Cumberbatch and Daniel Bruhl

Benedict Cumberbatch and Daniel Brühl are shown as WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and his colleague Daniel Domscheit-Berg in the first poster for The Fifth Estate. Directed by Bill Condon (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2), this thriller explores the rise and fall of the controversial WikiLeaks website, where classified data was exposed to the world, before their online empire came crashing down. Co-starring Peter Capaldi, Stanley Tucci, Laura Linney and Anthony Mackie, The Fifth Estate debuts in theaters October 18.

The Fifth Estate was released October 18th, 2013.

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Wikileaks ‘The Fifth Estate’ Trailer Starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Julian Assange

Wikileaks ‘The Fifth Estate’ Trailer Starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Julian Assange

DreamWorks Pictures has released the first trailer for Bill Condon's upcoming WikiLeaks thriller, The Fifth Estate. The story chronicles the early days of WikiLeaks, a controversial website that transformed the flow of information to news media. Watch the trailer then check out the new photos featuring Benedict Cumberbatch as Julian Assange and Daniel Brühl as Daniel Domscheit-Berg.

The Fifth Estate was released October 18th, 2013.

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‘The Fifth Estate’ Photo with Bendict Cumberbatch as WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange

‘The Fifth Estate’ Photo with Bendict Cumberbatch as WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange

DreamWorks Pictures has released the first photo from their WikiLeaks drama now entitled The Fifth Estate, featuring Benedict Cumberbatch as Julian Assange and Daniel Brühl as Daniel Domscheit-Berg. The studio has also announced that production is currently under way, with a November 15, 2013 release date already set. Take a look at the photo, then read the official press release for more details.

Principal photography has begun on the WikiLeaks drama The Fifth Estate, it was announced today by DreamWorks Studios. The film about the controversial website stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Julian Assange and Daniel Brühl as Daniel Domscheit-Berg, as well as Laura Linney, Anthony Mackie, David Thewlis, Peter Capaldi, Dan Stevens, Alicia Vikander and Carice van Houten.

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Alicia Vikander Joins DreamWorks' ‘WikiLeaks’ Movie

Alicia Vikander Joins DreamWorks' ‘WikiLeaks’ Movie

Anna Karenina actress Alicia Vikander is in negotiations to star in the Untitled WikiLeaks/DreamWorks Project for director Bill Condon.

Daniel Brühl is portraying WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in this biopic, which chronicles the rise and fall of his controversial website. Alicia Vikander will play one of his co-workers and eventual love interest. Benedict Cumberbatch also stars as Daniel Domscheit-Berg, whose departure from the site in 2011 is credited as a main reason that several international cables were leaked, which lead to the website's downfall.

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Daniel Bruhl Replaces James McAvoy in the ‘WikiLeaks’ Movie

Daniel Bruhl Replaces James McAvoy in the ‘WikiLeaks’ Movie

Less than one month after James McAvoy entered talks to star in the Untitled WikiLeaks/DreamWorks Project, the actor has dropped out. Inglourious Basterds star Daniel Brühl has finalized a deal to replace the departing actor, who left due to scheduling issues.

Daniel Brühl will play Daniel Domscheit-Berg, the right hand man of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange (Benedict Cumberbatch). Daniel Domscheit-Berg's departure from the website is credited as one of the many reasons why thousands of diplomatic cables were leaked in September 2011, which lead to Julian Assange's downfall.

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