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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. Triggering our age of high-stakes secrecy, explosive news leaks and the trafficking of classified information, WikiLeaks forever changed the game. Now, in 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 story begins as WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange (Benedict Cumberbatch) and his colleague Daniel Domscheit-Berg (Daniel Brühl) team up to become underground watchdogs of the privileged and powerful. On a shoestring, they create a platform that allows whistleblowers to anonymously leak covert data, shining a light on the dark recesses of government secrets and corporate crimes. Soon, they are breaking more hard news than the world's most legendary media organizations combined. But when Assange and Berg gain access to the biggest trove of confidential intelligence documents in U.S. history, they battle each other and a defining question of our time: what are the costs of keeping secrets in a free society—and what are the costs of exposing them?"
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has described a forthcoming Hollywood film about him as a "massive propaganda attack" during a video-linked talk to students at Oxford University. The Fifth Estate Production year: 2013 Directors: Bill Condon Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Daniel Bruhl, Laura Linney, Peter Capaldi More on this film Assange said he had seen a copy of the script for The Fifth Estate, which stars Sherlock's Benedict Cumberbatch and is directed by Dreamgirls' Bill Condon. Addressing the Oxford Union from his refuge at the Ecuadorian embassy in London last night, the activist also described the film as an inflammatory attack on Iran. The first picture of Cumberbatch as Assange was released yesterday, featuring Cumberbatch standing alongside Goodbye, Lenin!'s Daniel Brühl, who is playing the activist's confidant Daniel Domscheit-Berg. The Fifth Estate, which focuses on the early days of WikiLeaks, is based on Domscheit-Berg's book Inside WikiLeaks: My Time with Julian Assange at the World's Most Dangerous Website, as well as Guardian writers David Leigh and Luke Harding's WikiLeaks: Inside Julian Assange's War on Secrecy. Assange told the Oxford Union that Condon's film began with scenes inside a military complex in Iran, where nuclear symbols could clearly be seen. The suggestion, he said, was that the country was building a nuclear weapon and the film was clearly an attempt to go about "fanning the flames" of war. "How does this have anything to do with us? It is a lie upon lie," he said.
"The movie is a massive propaganda attack on WikiLeaks and the character of my staff."
Originally posted by MrMaybeNot
Confused doesn't even begin to cover it.
Originally posted by Happy1
reply to post by MrMaybeNot
Just remember "crashing the system" is all what the PTB are about - to issue in a NWO with no currency, no borders, complete enslavement of the peoples - communism - "we'll give you what we think you need".
The whole thing is about getting rid of judeo-christian beliefs.
The Gov't will be your religion - islamic beliefs are going too.
See Albert pike's views on WW3.
I have no doubt assange and snowden are CIA.
Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
I wouldn't read too much into it. Hollywood has been suffering a string of flops lately and is desperate for something to make a profit worthy of the word. I think the topic is the headlines and no one reacts to headlines like Hollywood does.
I doubt it'll be very good by the look and sound though, but that's my take. I'll wait to read something written by Assange when his story is over and he's stable somewhere, if that ever comes.
Who knows, this might be better than the recent flops though? The headlines have had a lot about that.
Another thing I might add, I'm pretty sure Hollywood is way more interested in selling "values" and "ideas" than making money, Hollywood is after all, nothing more than a propaganda machine.