The Fifth Estate Leaks Some Major Secrets in Its First Trailer
07.17.13 by REELZ
"If you want the truth, you should seek it out for yourself."
A new trailer has recently arrived online for The Fifth Estate, a movie starring Benedict Cumberbatch that follows the story of Wikileaks and its founder Julian Assange. It's hard to tell from the trailer whether filmmakers saw Assange as a hero or a villain, and it turns out that's a very deliberate choice. In an interview with EW, director Bill Condon said he wanted audiences to decide for themselves whether Assange is a good guy or a baddie, while Codon himself believes that "in fact, he's neither." One thing that is certain is that Cumberbatch is able to walk the neither-a-hero-nor-a-villain line perfectly, with just the right dash of mild creepiness thrown in. The Fifth Estate opens in theaters October 18th.