First Look: Benedict Cumberbatch as Julian Assange in 'The Fifth Estate'
In case you missed the news, Benedict Cumberbatch is playing WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in a DreamWorks film that has now been titled The Fifth Estate. The story follows Assange, the founder of the site that had the world on edge as it exposed dozens of secret government documents, as WikiLeaks rises to headline making fame. Told from the perspective of Assange's right-hand man Daniel Domscheit-Berg (Daniel Brühl), the film will portray Assange first as a noble crusader and then a man becomes "drunk with power as he grows increasingly paranoid and obsessed with winning the war of information." And now a first look photo of Cumberbatch (bleached blond and all) and Brühl in the film has surfaced. Look below!
Here's the first photo from Bill Condon's The Fifth Estate via EW:
Bill Condon (Dreamgirls, Kinsey, Twilight: Breaking Dawn) is directing The Fifth Estate from a screenplay by Josh Singer ("The West Wing" and "Fringe") and is based in part on Daniel Domscheit-Berg’s book Inside WikiLeaks: My Time with Julian Assange and the World’s Most Dangerous Website, as well as WikiLeaks: Inside Julian Assange’s War on Secrecy by British journalists David Leigh and Luke Harding. Laura Linney, Anthony Mackie, David Thewlis and Alicia Vikander also star in the true story film which doesn't have a release date set yet, but is currently in production. Stay tuned for more updates on the film. Interested?