[Movies] WikiLeaks Releases Script for The Fifth Estate Posted by AJ Grey on 09.22.2013
WikiLeaks slams the film...
NME reports that WikiLeaks has released a copy of the script from the upcoming drama, The Fifth Estate. In addition, the website also slammed the film in an open letter following the leaked script and claims the movie, which features Benedict Cumberbatch as WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, is "irresponsible," "counterproductive," and "harmful."
The letter states that the movie is "fiction masquerading as fact" and says that "most of the events depicted never happened, or the people shown were not involved in them."
The film recently premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, and Cumberbatch praised Assange and said he considers him a hero. He stated 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."