WATCH: “The Fifth Estate” Trailer Released

THE FIFTH ESTATE Official TrailerThe Fifth Estate comes to US Theaters, October 18th Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thefifthestatemovie Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/5thEstatemovie 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. 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 Brühl) 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?"2013-07-17T04:00:04.000Z

No one’s privacy is safe in the new digital age thanks to Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. The recently released trailer for The Fifth Estate illustrates how Assange and his organization played a role in this new revolution.

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Starring Star Trek: Into Darkness star Benedict Cumberbatch as the polarizing figure and directed by Bill Condon, this true-life thriller chronicles the early clashes between the most powerful government in the world and a collection of information radicals.

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While Cumberbatch is the only “recognizable” face in the film, this is the second movie this year focusing on Assange. The previous movie was a documentary done by legendary filmmaker Alex Gibney. The common thread between these two though is that Assange has disavowed both pictures. From the looks of the trailer, it doesn’t seem as if it will tilt to the left or right politically. Expect to see Benedicts legion of “cumberbitches” turn out in droves for this movie.

The Fifth Estate Opens October 18th