Julian Assange Biopic The Fifth Estate In Theaters Friday

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Julian Assange struck a chord a few years back when he released classified government documents on a website, appropriately titled “Wiki-leaks.” Since then he has been dodging an arrest warrant from the Swedish government for a sexual assault charge by taking up residence within the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, where he has been granted diplomatic asylum. Now director Bill Condon is bringing the story of Assange to the big screen in a film called The Fifth Estate, starring Benedict Cumberbatch in the lead role. Assange, himself, has already discredited the film, saying that it will most likely put a negative image of Assange and his collaborators, but from what I’ve seen in the film’s trailer, it may actually turn out to be an objective (and elaborated for Hollywood of course) representation of the WikiLeaks phenomenon and those involved in it. Whether or not the whole story is ever released to the public, this is as close as we’re going to get for now. The movie comes out this Friday. Check out the trailer right here on MADE.

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