Benedict Cumberbatch in the new poster for The Fifth Estate
I feel like we haven’t heard much about Bill Condon’s WikiLeaks film THE FIFTH ESTATE. The film is coming out in just two short months and I’ve seen minimal advertisement. I guess they needed to wait for the summer films to end because now we get a poster divided into three frames featuring two of the stars. Sherlock Holmes star Benedict Cumberbatch is hot off his scene-stealing role in STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS, while Daniel Brühl will star along side in Ron Howard’s RUSH that comes out just a few weeks before. Perhaps these two actors will have enough heat behind them to give THE FIFTHE ESTATE a jolt. Directed by Bill Condon (THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN – PART 2), THE FIFTH ESTATE stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Daniel Brühl, Stanley Tucci, Laura Linney, Carice van Houten, Peter Capaldi, David Thewlis. The film will hit theaters October 18, 2013. (DreamWorks Pictures)
THE FIFTH ESTATE official synopsis: 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.