[Movies] Benedict Cumberbatch Says WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange is a Hero
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 09.08.2013
Cumberbatch stars as Assange in The Fifth Estate...
Speaking to Rolling Stone, actor Benedict Cumberbatch called Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, a hero "in many ways." Cumberbatch plays Assange in the new movie, The Fifth Estate.
The film recently premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on Friday (September 6).
Cumberbatch said on Assange, "Is he a hero? In many ways. I think that's part of what I admire. He turned an idea into a reality – one that's still affecting our lives and the way we view mainstream media. What he's shaken up is fascinating. It's an ongoing debate – we'll see how it pans out – but I'm full of admiration of him."
The Fifth Estate will be released in theaters on October 18.