WikiLeaks Movie “The Fifth Estate”

DreamWorks Studios has announced today that principal photography has begun on the WikiLeaks movie “The Fifth Estate”.  The film about the controversial website, WikiLeaks, 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. “The Fifth Estate” is set to open in U.S. theaters on November 15, 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.

Bill Condon (“Kinsey,” “Dreamgirls,” “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn”) will direct
“The Fifth Estate” from a screenplay by Josh Singer (TV’s “Fringe,” “The West
Wing”), based on “Inside WikiLeaks: My Time with Julian Assange at the World’s
Most Dangerous Website” by Daniel Domscheit-Berg and “WikiLeaks: Inside Julian
Assange’s War on Secrecy” by David Leigh and Luke Harding.

“It may be decades before we understand the full impact of
WikiLeaks and how it’s revolutionized the spread of information. So this film won’t claim any long view authority on its subject, or attempt any final judgment. We want to explore the complexities and challenges of transparency in the information age and, we hope, enliven and enrich the conversations WikiLeaks has already provoked.”
                                                                 -Bill Condon, director of “The Fifth Estate”