Production has started on The Fifth Estate WikiLeaks movie and Disney's sent along a first look image of Benedict Cumberbatch as Julian Assange and Daniel Brühl as Daniel Domscheit-Berg.
Participant Media has boarded the project which opens in theaters on November 15th, 2013.
Also in the very-talented cast are Laura Linney, Anthony Mackie, David Thewlis, Peter Capaldi, Dan Stevens, Alicia Vikander and Carice van Houten.
Touchstone Pictures will distribute the film on N. American soil. Following Daniel Domscheit-Berg (Brühl), an early supporter and eventual colleague of Julian Assange (Cumberbatch), The Fifth Estate traces the heady, early days of WikiLeaks, culminating in the release of a series of controversial and history changing information leaks. The website’s overnight success brought instant fame to its principal architects and transformed the flow of information to news media and the world at large.
Bill Condon (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 and 2) directs the film from the script by Josh Singer, based on “Inside WikiLeaks: My Time with Julian Assange at 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 film is being co-financed by DreamWorks and Participant, marking the fifth collaboration between the two companies who previously partnered on Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln, the 2011 Academy Award-winning smash The Help, The Kite Runner” and The Soloist.
Here's the image of the one above, unsnipped: (click for a much larger version)