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    Review: 'The Fifth Estate' Gives Us Cumberbatch as the Assange We Need

    Listen up, Cumberbitches: The first estate was the clergy, the second the nobility, the third the peasantry, the fourth the press, and “The Fifth Estate” is all Benedict Cumberbatch, who in Bill Condon’s painstaking WikiLeaks movie gives us the not the Julian Assange we know, but rather the Julian A...

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    Josh Singer Talks Challenges of Tackling WikiLeaks Drama 'The Fifth Estate' --and What He Left Out

    Check out our interview with "The Fifth Estate" screenwriter Josh Singer, who got his start right out of Harvard Law School with John Wells on "The West Wing" and went on to write "Fringe" and other TV series. He talks about the fascinating real-life personality at the center of the action, WikiLeak...

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    As 'Fifth Estate' Hits Theaters, Julian Assange Continues to Play the Media with New HFPA Interview (TRAILER)

    One of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange's many skills is playing the media. His latest move was to appear on Skype with the Hollywood Foreign Press Assocation, timed for the upcoming release of Dreamworks biopic "The Fifth Estate," hitting theaters October 18. Unsurprisingly, he blasted the film, te...

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    Benedict Cumberbatch Responds to Julian Assange's Letter, Explains Why 'The Fifth Estate' Is Important to Him

    With Bill Condon's Wikileaks thriller "The Fifth Estate" opening wide later this month, the film's subject Julian Assange took to his site earlier this week to post a letter sent to the actor that portrays him in the film, Benedict Cumberbatch, urging him not to take part in the project. Cumberbatch...

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    Watch: New Clip From 'The Fifth Estate' Plus Read Julian Assange's Full Letter To Benedict Cumberbatch

    For the past few years, Julian Assange and WikiLeaks have made headlines around the world for exposing the deep, dirty secrets of governments and powerful business organizations. They've forced some dark truths into the harsh light of day, and when that happens, you generally don't make a lot of fri...

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    Julian Assange Urged Benedict Cumberbatch to Turn Down the "Wretched" 'Fifth Estate' in Letter to Actor

    On the press tour for "The Fifth Estate," that kicked off when the film opened the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival, Benedict Cumberbatch has gone on the record saying that he reached out to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange prior to shooting Bill Condon's biopic, but that Assange had decline...

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    Watch: Teaser For Indiegogo-Funded ‘Little Favour’ Starring Benedict Cumberbatch

    As Benedict Cumberbatch’s career continues to soar, with 2013 being his biggest year yet, it’s nice to see the English actor taking some time away from studio fare to get involved with smaller projects. This one is, perhaps, as small as it gets. And if this teaser trailer is any indication, it invol...

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    Latest 'Star Wars: Episode 7' Rumors Swirl Around Benedict Cumberbatch, Saoirse Ronan & Simon Pegg

    It's been just over a week since we last talked about "Star Wars: Episode 7," and at the time it was all about Benedict Cumberbatch's seeming denial about turning down Guillermo Del Toro's "Crimson Peak" so he could do J.J. Abrams' film instead. Well, it looks like the internet insists he'll still g...

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    Watch: Lives Are At Stake In 2 Clips From 'The Fifth Estate' Starring Benedict Cumberbatch Plus Lots Of New Photos

    With an opening slot at the Toronto International Film Festival, zeitgeist-capturing subject matter and a compelling lead character in Julian Assange, played by none other than Benedict Cumberbatch, it seemed on paper that Bill Condon's "The Fifth Estate" was going to shake things up this fall. But ...

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    'August: Osage County' Ending Still In Flux After TIFF Premiere

    While we weren't too keen on John Wells' adaptation of Tracey Letts' "August: Osage County" (you can read our review here), that doesn't mean that the film isn't still a heavy Oscar contender, especially with the star wattage of the cast (Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Benedict Cumberbatch, Ewan McGre...

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