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Wikileaks flick ‘Fifth Estate’ heads list of 2013 movie turkeys

WikiLeaks drama starring Benedict Cumberbatch records worst takings-to-budget ratio in past year, says Forbes WikiLeaks drama The Fifth Estate, starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Julian Assange, has been named the year’s biggest movie turkey by experts at financial magazine Forbes. Bill Condon’s film about the early years of the whistleblowing site…

Julian Assange rips the movie about him as a ‘geriatric snoozefest’

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange Thursday renewed his attack on a film about the whistleblowing website, calling it a “geriatric snoozefest” as he released a letter written to its star Benedict Cumberbatch. The Australian hacker, who has been holed up at the Ecuadoran embassy in London after claiming asylum a year…

Benedict Cumberbatch: Assange tried to talk me out of WikiLeaks film

Actor who plays WikiLeaks founder in The Fifth Estate says he received long email plea day before filming began Benedict Cumberbatch has revealed details of his email exchanges with Julian Assange about the new WikiLeaks film, including Assange’s plea for him not to take part in the movie, sent the…

Benedict Cumberbatch launches defense of Julian Assange

Catherine Shoard, The Guardian Benedict Cumberbatch, the British actor whose high-profile portrayal of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is generating Oscar buzz, has launched a defence of the man he plays in new movie The Fifth Estate. “I think we show his ideas and integrity and self-sacrifice,” said Cumberbatch, the morning…

Benedict Cumberbatch set to play Amazon explorer in ‘Lost City of Z’

Benedict Cumberbatch is being lined up to portray the 1920s Amazon explorer Percy Fawcett in James Gray’s Lost City of Z, reports Deadline. In what appears to be the currently red-hot British star’s first starring role in potential blockbuster fare, he will portray a real-life figure who was scorned by…

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