The Fifth Estate [movies]
A dramatic thriller based on real events, THE FIFTH ESTATE reveals the quest to expose the deceptions and corruptions of power that turned an Internet upstart into the 21st century’s most fiercely debated organization.
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.
Benedict Cumberbatch as Julian Assange
Daniel Brühl as Daniel Domscheit-Berg
Laura Linney as Sarah Shaw
Stanley Tucci as James Boswell
Anthony Mackie as Sam Coulson
Carice van Houten as Birgitta Jónsdóttir
David Thewlis as Nick Davies
Peter Capaldi as Alan Rusbridger
Dan Stevens as Ian Katz
Alicia Vikander as Anke Domscheit-Berg