The Fifth Estate is a 2013 dramatic thriller film about the news-leaking website WikiLeaks starring Benedict Cumberbatch as its editor-in-chief and founder Julian Assange, and Daniel Brühl as its former spokesperson Daniel Domscheit-Berg. It is directed by Bill Condon with a screenplay by Josh Singer based in-part on 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.
The film is co-produced by DreamWorks and Participant Media and opened the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival; its wide release is on October 18, 2013, in the United States by DreamWorks through Disney‘s Touchstone Pictures distribution label, and in international territories by Mister Smith Entertainment.
|Directed by||Bill Condon|
|Produced by||Steve Golin
|Screenplay by||Josh Singer|
Carice van Houten
|Music by||Carter Burwell|
|Distributed by||Walt Disney Studios
Mister Smith Entertainment