Dreamworks released the first trailer for this falls film, The Fifth Estate. The film stars Benedict Cumberbatch andÂ Daniel BrÃ¼hl with the film directed by Bill Condon.
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 centuryâ€™s most fiercely debated organization.
The story begins as WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange (Benedict Cumberbatch) and his colleague Daniel Domscheit-Berg (Daniel BrÃ¼hl) 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 worldâ€™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 societyâ€”and what are the costs of exposing them?”
â€œThe Fifth Estateâ€ is presented by DreamWorks Pictures and Reliance Entertainment in association with Participant Media and is produced by Steve Golin and Michael Sugar, with Bill Condon directing. The screenplay is by Josh Singer, based on the book â€œInside WikiLeaksâ€ by Daniel Domscheit-Berg and the Guardian book â€œWikiLeaksâ€ by David Leigh and Luke Harding. The film will be released in U.S. theaters on October 18, 2013.
The film also starsÂ Â Anthony Mackie, David Thewlis, Alicia Vikander, Peter Capaldi, Carice van Houten, Dan Stevens, with Stanley Tucci and Laura Linney.