It’s hardly an exaggeration to call WikiLeaks the most influential and important journalistic project of our time. In THE FIFTH ESTATE we get a fictionalized account of the story of this controversial organization and its enigmatic figurehead Julian Assange. With Benedict Cumberbatch delivering a highly memorable performance in the role of Assange, director Bill Condon offers a nuanced take on a man who is often cast as either a traitor or a visionary folk hero.
WILLIAM «BILL» CONDON (1955) is an american screenwriter and director. He is mostly known for writing and directing GODS AND MONSTERS (1998), CHICAGO (2002) and DREAMGIRLS (2006).