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The story of WikiLeaks uncovered on the big screen

Thursday, July 18, 2013 - 00:46

July 18 - ''The Fifth Estate'' tells the fictionalized story of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Alicia Powell reports.

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You're looking at the first indepth view of the fictionalized telling of the story of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. "The Fifth Estate" is partly adapted from the 2011 book "Inside WikiLeaks" and follows the journey of Assange and his colleagues as the controversial website and its founder become their own media story. Assange is played by "Sherlock" star Benedict Cumberbatch. The WikiLeaks founder has been holed up in the Ecuadorian embassy in London since June of 2012 to avoid extradition to Sweden for questioning on allegations of sexual assault. "The Fifth Estate" is expected to hit theaters in October.

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The story of WikiLeaks uncovered on the big screen

Thursday, July 18, 2013 - 00:46