Following Daniel Domscheit-Berg (Daniel Brühl), an early supporter and eventual colleague of Julian Assange (Benedict Cumberbatch), the movie The Fifth Estate traces the early days of WikiLeaks, culminating in the release of a series of controversial and history changing information leaks. The website’s overnight success brought instant fame to its principal architects and transformed the flow of information to news media and the world at large.
The documentary We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks bombed at the movie box office during its theatrical release in May 2013.
Even though this is from the director of Dreamgirls and the final two Twilight movies, expect a huge thud at the movie box office. No one gives a rat’sass about Julian Assange, let alone enough to pay hard earned money to see a movie about him.
The quite hideous looking Benedict Cumberbatch, or Cumbersnatch, as he is referred to by friends, is a dead ringer for the equally as hideous looking real life Julian Assange.