WikiLeaks Thriller 'The Fifth Estate' Releases Latest Poster Plus Trailer

DreamWorks Pictures has revealed the poster and trailer for their upcoming thriller “The Fifth Estate”. The film is a look on WikiLeaks and its founder Julian Assange, a personality which gripped the world a couple of years ago and will star Benedict Cumberbatch as founder Julian Assange. Daniel Bruhl, Anthony Mackie, David Thewlis, Stanley Tucci and Laura Linney will comprise the supporting cast. The screenplay is by Josh Singer, based on the book “Inside WikiLeaks” by Daniel Domscheit-Berg and the Guardian book “WikiLeaks” by David Leigh and Luke Harding. Catch both poster and trailer after the break.

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 Bruhl) 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?

“The Fifth Estate” is presented by DreamWorks Pictures and Reliance Entertainment in association with Participant Media. The film will its debut on September 5 at the 2013 Toronto Film Festival. The wide-releas in U.S. theaters will be on October 18, 2013, with international dates to follow (including the Philippines).
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