Benedict Cumberbatch - The Fifth Estate Script Drops On Wikileaks

0
0
Subscribe to Benedict Cumberbatch

A leaked script for Benedict Cumberbatch's upcoming WikiLeaks movie The Fifth Estate has been posted on the whistleblowing website weeks before the movie is due to hit cinemas.

The British actor plays WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in the new film, which tells the story of the Australian journalist and his controversial website, and it recently premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in Canada.

However, the film's script has now emerged online weeks before the film's official release in October (13). It has been posted on WikiLeaks.org with a message from the website's editors, who call the movie "irresponsible, counterproductive and harmful".

The note reveals the film script is a "mature version, obtained at a late stage during the principal photography of 2013" and goes on to defend the site against accusations made in the story.

An extract reads, "The film is fictional. Most of the events depicted never happened, or the people shown were not involved in them. It has real names, real places, and looks like it is covering real events, but it is still a dramatic and cinematic work, and it invents or shapes the facts to fit its narrative goals... People should not in any way treat this film as an historical account of WikiLeaks, its activities or its personnel. Hopefully, they will be inspired to approach the topic with an open mind, and to support WikiLeaks... Although The Fifth Estate purports to be about Julian Assange and WikiLeaks, the film was made without the involvement of WikiLeaks or any of its staff, including Julian Assange."

Assange has previously criticised the film and even wrote an email to its star, Cumberbatch, urging him to walk away from the lead role.


Contactmusic

Tags: Benedict Cumberbatch

0
0
Subscribe to Benedict Cumberbatch
Advertisement

More Benedict Cumberbatch

Contactmusic.com's 10 Best Films of 2014

There was unexpected variety and diversity in cinemas this year, including some genre films that broke through the barriers...10) Nightcrawler - Jake Gyllenhaal goes very...

Benedict Cumberbatch Is Honoured To Be A Part Of 'The Hobbit' Send-Off

Let's not deny it - since 'The Lord of the Rings' came out, it has been almost every film-goer's dream to be a part of...

The Hobbit Brings Peter Jackson's Saga Full Circle

With 'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies', Peter Jackson has completed a second trilogy of films based on J.R.R. Tolkien's classic novels 'The...

Keira Knightley Is Pregnant With Her First Child

Keira Knightley has rounded off a memorable 2014 after reports that she’s expecting her first baby.The 29 year old British actress is pregnant with her...

Advertisement

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Movie Review

Peter Jackson's expanded take on J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit comes to a conclusion in a battle epic packed with enormous action sequences that oddly distract...

Benedict Cumberbatch Recognised With Golden Globe Nod

Just as the winter has the country firmly in its grasp so now has the award season got the film industry and its actors firmly...

Benedict Cumberbatch Is "Really Excited" To Play Marvel's 'Doctor Strange'

Just last week it was officially confirmed that Benedict Cumberbatch has been cast as the titular character in Marvel's forthcoming 'Doctor Strange,' and now the...

Benedict Cumberbatch Confirmed as Marvel's 'Doctor Strange'

Ahead of his inevitable run at the Oscars next year, Benedict Cumberbatch has been confirmed to play Doctor Strange in Marvel's forthcoming movie. The studio...

Advertisement

Comments

Benedict Cumberbatch Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Benedict Cumberbatch

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All