"The Fifth Estate" movie quotes tell the real life story of Wikileaks and founder Julian Assange's rise to prominence. The thriller was directed by Bill Condon using a screenplay by Josh Singer, adapted from the books Inside WikiLeaks: My Time with Julian Assange and the World's Most Dangerous Website by Daniel Domscheit-Berg and WikiLeaks: Inside Julian Assange's War on Secrecy by David Leigh and Luke Harding. The controversial film about an equally controversial topic first premiered at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival before its release on October 18, 2013.
In "The Fifth Estate," the story of the creation of Wikileaks, the news-leaking website known for its release of classified government documents and information, is detailed. Benedict Cumberbatch portrays Wikileaks founder Julian Assange and is joined by Daniel Bruhl as Daniel Domscheit-Berg, the former spokesman for the controversial non-profit organization.
Together, Assange and Domscheit-Berg embark on the world-changing journey of sharing information that governments don't want people to know and face a whole lot of backlash in the process. Through the release of secret cables and the help of journalist Nick Davies (David Thewlis), Wikileaks implores people to seek out the real truth and prompts various governments to try to put a stop to this revolution. Laura Linney, Stanley Tucci, Peter Capaldi and Anthony Mackie co-star in the film, which the real life Julian Assange himself calls a "serious propaganda attack on WikiLeaks and the integrity of its staff.""The Fifth Element" opens in theaters already buzzing about other films such as "Captain Phillips," "Gravity," "Machete Kills," "Runner Runner," "Don Jon," "Rush, "Prisoners,", "Enough Said," "The Family," "Riddick," "The World's End," "Getaway," "Drinking Buddies," "The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones," "Paranoia," "Kick-Ass 2," "We're the Millers, and "Elysium".