Benedict Cumberbatch plays WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in the new thriller The Fifth Estate, in theaters October 11, and the Brit star stormed the Toronto International Film Festival with his co-stars to premiere the film. Watch the video as Benedict, Daniel Bruhl, Dan Stevens and Alicia Vikander share their thoughts about the WikLeaks controversy with ET Canada's Mary Kitchen.
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Kind of like The Social Network meets All the President's Men, The Fifth Estate traces the early days of the brains behind WikiLeaks.org, the whistleblowing website that found overnight success – and infamy – with the release of a series of controversial, history-changing and classified information leaks.
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Also starring Laura Linney, Anthony Mackie, David Thewlis, Peter Capaldi and Carice van Houten, The Fifth Estate is directed by Bill Condon (Dreamgirls, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn) and is based on Inside WikiLeaks: My Time with Julian Assange at the World's Most Dangerous Website and WikiLeaks: Inside Julian Assange's War on Secrecy.