Dreamworks released Wednesday the official trailer for “The Fifth Estate,” a dramatic thriller about the WikiLeaks, the organization dedicated to publishing secret government and corporate information submitted by anonymous whistle-blowers. Benedict Cumberbatch (“Star Trek Into Darkness”) stars in the role of Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, with Daniel Bruhl (“Inglorious Basterds”) as Daniel Domscheit-Berg, the former spokesman who broke with him.
The trailer opens with Assange and his companions watching a leaked video of a U.S. Army helicopter shooting at unarmed civilians and reporters in Iraq. After catching the attention of the U.S. government, Assange makes several comments about human behavior including, “Man is least himself when he talks in his own person, but if you give him a mask he will tell you the truth.”
After a montage of footage from the film, the trailer ends with Assange seemingly breaking the fourth wall and saying, "If you want the truth, you should seek it out for yourself. That's what they're afraid of -- you."
The film, directed by Bill Condon ("Gods and Monsters," "Dreamgirls") and also starring Laura Linney and Stanley Tucci, was co-produced by DreamWorks and Participant Media. “The Fifth Estate” will open in theaters on Oct. 11.
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