Daniel Brühl is portraying WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in this biopic, which chronicles the rise and fall of his controversial website. Alicia Vikander will play one of his co-workers and eventual love interest. Benedict Cumberbatch also stars as Daniel Domscheit-Berg, whose departure from the site in 2011 is credited as a main reason that several international cables were leaked, which lead to the website's downfall.
Bill Condon is directing from a screenplay by Josh Singer, adapted from Daniel Domscheit-Berg's book Inside WikiLeaks: My Time With Julian Assange At The World's Most Dangerous Website and WikiLeaks: Inside Julian Assange's War On Secrecy by British jorunalists David Leigh and Luke Harding. Principal photography is slated to begin sometime next year.
Alicia Vikander will next be seen in the Warner Bros. fantasy adaptation The Seventh Son.
The Fifth Estate was released October 18th, 2013 and stars Peter Capaldi, Benedict Cumberbatch, Stanley Tucci, Carice van Houten, Laura Linney, Anthony Mackie, David Thewlis, Dan Stevens. The film is directed by Bill Condon.