The “Wikileaks” film has begun shooting, and the film is set for November 15 release in North America through Touchstone, according to Screen Daily.
Disney, DreamWorks, Reliance and Mister Smith split the international release.
Bill Condon directs Benedict Cumberbatch as Julian Assange in “The Fifth Estate”, which is the title of the film.
Condon directs from a screenplay by Josh Singer 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.
Daniel Bruhl will play Domscheit-Berg, Assange’s German spokesman who was the first person he hired at WikiLeaks.
The story follows the early days of the freedom of information warriors up to the notorious information dump by U.S. Army private Bradley Manning.
Laura Linney, Anthony Mackie, David Thewlis, Peter Capaldi, Dan Stevens, Alicia Vikander and Carice van Houten round out the key cast.
Steve Golin and Michael Sugar produce and Participant’s Jeff Skoll and Jonathan King joining Richard Sharkey as executive producers.
“The Fifth Estate” is a co-production between Afterworks and FBO and is supported by the Belgian Tax Shelter for Audiovisual Production.
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