Trailer for WikiLeaks Movie “The Fifth Estate” Released

Apparently the movie will tell the story of the friendship and eventual falling out between Julian Assange (Benedict Cumberbatch) and WikiLeaks spokesperson Daniel Domscheit-Berg. The movie is based on two books, “Inside WikiLeaks,” by Domscheit-Berg, and “WikiLeaks: Inside Julian Assange’s War on Secrecy” by two reporters from The Guardian. Here it is:

I’m a Cumberbatch film, and it’s an interesting topic, so I will probably check this out. But I wonder to what extent the story will be hyped and sensationalized, ultimately weakening the impact of WikiLeaks? I also wonder how the movie will treat Assange? Hero, villain, both?

So I guess I’m not on board yet, but willing to check it out as of now. What do you think?

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