We at TGD was genuinely surprised that the Wikileaks movie, The Fifth Estate, bombed at the box office. Sure Julian Assange didn’t like it, and he made his feelings known to anyone who’d listen, but his complaining could have been great publicity for the movie.
The Fifth Estate, which is about Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, has gotten fair to middling advance reviews so far, but that hasn’t stopped Assange from publically trashing the film, and calling out its star, Benedict Cumberbatch.
Genre fans may be interested in The Fifth Estate, the biopic of Julian Assange, for several reasons. Number one, Assange is played by Benedict Cumberbatch, and number two, the movie was directed by Bill Condon. Yes, he directed Dreamgirls, as well as one of the Twilight movies, but he’s also a big genre fan who helmed Gods and Monsters, a terrific movie about Frankenstein director James Whale.