Untitled DreamWorks/Julian Assange Project The Man Who Sold the World
|In Movie Theaters:||Friday, October 18, 2013 Nationwide|
|On Blu-ray & DVD:||Tuesday, January 28, 2014|
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|Benedict Cumberbatch . . . Julian Assange|
Daniel Brühl . . . Daniel Domscheit-Berg
Laura Linney . . . Sarah Shaw
Anthony Mackie . . . Sam Coulson
|Companies:||Touchstone Pictures & 3 more|
|Rating:||for language and some violence.|
A look at the relationship between WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and his early supporter and eventual colleague Daniel Domscheit-Berg, and how the website's growth and influence led to an irreparable rift between the two friends.Following Daniel Domscheit-Berg (Brühl), an early supporter and eventual colleague of Julian Assange (Cumberbatch), The Fifth Estate traces the heady, 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.
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Based on "Inside WikiLeaks: My Time with Julian Assange at the World's Most Dangerous Website" by Daniel Domscheit-Berg and "WikiLeaks: Inside Julian Assange's War on Secrecy" by David Leigh and Luke Harding.
"Downton Abbey" actor Dan Stevens will play a hacker friend of Daniel Bruhl's character who comes to work for the website.
Distribution internationally will be split among Disney, DreamWorks partner Reliance, and deals made through the studio's partnership with Mister Smith Entertainment.
Said director Bill Condon, "It may be decades before we understand the full impact of WikiLeaks and how it's revolutionized the spread of information. So this film won't claim any long view authority on its subject, or attempt any final judgment. We want to explore the complexities and challenges of transparency in the information age and, we hope, enliven and enrich the conversations WikiLeaks has already provoked."
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Production Updates (50)
- From Sun., January 19, 2014 to Tue., October 2, 2012
- Amazon Sun., January 19, 2014
- added the US DVD release date of January 28, 2014
- added the US Blu-ray release date of January 28, 2014
- added the US soundtrack release date of October 15, 2013
- Filmratings.com Thu., August 22, 2013
- set the MPAA rating to R for language and some violence
- changed the production status to Complete
- DreamWorksStudios.com Mon., August 19, 2013
- added a poster to the gallery
- added photos to the film's gallery
- changed the U.S. film release date from October 11, 2013 to October 18, 2013
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