Don’t miss: Benedict Cumberbatch as Julian Assange in ‘The Fifth Estate’
Catch the debut trailer of ‘The Fifth Estate’
By Pankit Narang
Date: Fri, Jul 19, 2013 12:45:00 GMT
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The Fifth Estate
You can’t expect to stay away from controversies making a film on WikiLeaks! Starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Julian Assange, The Fifth Estate trailer has premiered and it looks rattling good.
The film is loosely based on two books: ‘My Time with Julian Assange and the World's Most Dangerous Website’ and ‘WikiLeaks: Inside Julian Assange's War on Secrecy’.
Speaking about The Fifth Estate trailer, it definitely leaves us psyched up! Benedict Cumberbatch says in the video, 'Man is least himself when he talks with his own person. But if you give him a mask, he will tell you the truth... If we could find one moral man, one whistleblower, someone willing to expose those secrets, that man can topple the most powerful and most repressive of regimes.'
No doubt the trailer of The Fifth Estate is garnering positive reception from the media and viewers alike, but Julian Assange described the film as ‘a massive propaganda attack on WikiLeaks and the character of my staff’ to The Guardian. Nevertheless, Benedict Cumberbatch manages to look pretty similar to Assange; thanks to BBC’s Sherlock TV series, Cumberbatch has already earned some diehard fans, who would not miss the film for anything!
The Fifth Estate releases in the US on October 18. Catch the trailer below and some stills on the following pages.