Wikileaks Leaks Script for Movie About Wikileaks, "The Fifth Estate"

They would like everyone to know that Julian Assange does not dye his hair.


About eight months after claiming that they'd gotten hold of a copy, Wikileaks has finally leaked the script for the upcoming movie about themselves, The Fifth Estate, just like everyone expected they would—and then they proceeded to call it everything from "irresponsible" to "counterproductive," just like everyone expected they would. It's nice to know that some things never change.

The Fifth Estate, which sees Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch transforming into the controversial Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, is set to be released nationwide next month, and is already getting some buzz in the film festival circuit after receiving a standing ovation at the recent Toronto International Film Festival. Upon posting the script, however—which, for the record, is not a final draft, but instead a "mature" script from late in production—Wikileaks called the film "irresponsible, counterproductive, and harmful," and wrote that the majority of the film was false: from the presence of Daniel Brühl's character Daniel Domscheit-Berg during certain events, to the film's insinuation that Julian Assange dyes his hair.


Duly noted, Wikileaks.

You can check out the leaked script, plus Wikileaks' critique, here. The FifthEstate is still set to be released naitonwide on October 18th.

[via USA Today]

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