WikiLeaks movie 'The Fifth Estate,' with Benedict Cumberbatch as Julian Assange, opens Toronto Film Fest

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"The Fifth Estate," a film about Wikileaks starring actor Benedict Cumberbatch as WikiLeaks editor and founder Julian Assange, will open the 38th Toronto International Film Festival this week. The film is directed by Bill Condon (Dreamgirls, Gods and Monsters). The drama is in part based on the book about WikiLeaks by Guardian journalists David Leigh and Luke Harding.

[Toronto Star]

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  1. This looks totally Cumberbitchin'

  2. Will they include the part where Assange molested women against their will?

  3. I'm a Cumberbatch fan, but this seems like the most random casting ever -- when portraying living people typically there is some attempt to cast someone who at least vaguely looks like them and not just dye their hair the same color.

  4. Will they include the part where people perpetuate the same unproven and shady accusations against one man ad nauseam to distract from the actual work of an organisation that has revealed and continues to reveal the dirty dealings, war crimes and human rights violations of the most powerful entities in the world? Probably not, as it would be really tiring.

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