The Fifth Estate (2013) is an upcoming American thriller about the truth-seeker website WikiLeaks. The film stars Benedict Cumberbatch as WikiLeaks editor-in-chief and founder Julian Assange and Daniel Brühl as former WikiLeaks spokesperson Daniel Domscheit-Berg.
A look at the relationship between WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and his early supporter and eventual colleague Daniel Domscheit-Berg, and how the website's growth and influence led to an irreparable rift between the two friends.
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.
- Benedict Cumberbatch -as- Julian Assange
- Stanley Tucci -as- James Boswell
- Daniel Brühl -as- Daniel Domscheit-Berg
- Carice van Houten -as- Birgitta Jónsdóttir
- Anthony Mackie -as- Sam Coulson