The first trailer for director Bill Condon’s (Kinsey) WikiLeaks film The Fifth Estate has been released online. The film centers on the relationship between Daniel Domscheit-Berg (Daniel Brühl) and Julian Assange (Benedict Cumberbatch), as the story follows the early days of WikiLeaks, culminating in the release of a series of controversial and history changing information leaks. It’s tough to suss out the arc of the story from this trailer, and it ends up making The Fifth Estate look like an HBO movie; it an important event or person but somewhat directionless (e.g. Too Big to Fail). But I have faith in Condon and this cast is too good to ignore.
Hit the jump to watch the trailer and check out the new images. The film also stars Laura Linney, Anthony Mackie, David Thewlis, Peter Capaldi, Dan Stevens, Alicia Vikander, and Carice van Houten. The Fifth Estate opens on October 11th.
Here’s the official synopsis for The Fifth Estate:
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.