Why wasn’t the trailer for The Fifth Estate leaked? Seems like DreamWorks missed a great opportunity there, but they definitely didn’t miss the opportunity to capitalize on a world-altering event with a really bad haircut.
With Bill Condon at the helm, Benedict Cumberbatch is playing Julian Assange in a story that focuses on his relationship with early supporter Daniel Domscheit-Berg (Daniel Brühl) and the rise of Wikileaks as a thorn in the side of governments everywhere.
The trailer feels a lot like The Social Network, and there’s a lot of prestige opportunity here, but at the very least it’ll make a great double feature with We Steal Secrets. Check out the trailer for yourself:
Solid footing. Plus a million points to Cumberbatch for rocking an authentic Aussie accent.
It’s important to point out that while Condon has already earned an Oscar, the script comes from first-time feature writer Josh Singer (adapting from the book “Inside Wikileaks” from Domscheit-Berg) who cut his teeth on The West Wing and was most recently a producer on Fringe. It’s an interesting partnership, and the cast is the real deal.
The Fifth Estate is in theaters October 11th.