The first production shots of Wikileaks movie The Fifth Estate show Benedict Cumberbatch playing Julian Assange.
The screenplay has been written by West Wing screenwriter Josh Singer and is being directed by Bill Condon, who was also responsible for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn.
Condon says of the film, "It may be decades before we understand the full impact of Wikileaks and how it's revolutionised the spread of information. So this film won't claim any long-view authority on its subject, or attempt any final judgment. We want to explore the complexities and challenges of transparency in the information age and, we hope, enliven and enrich the conversations Wikileaks has already provoked.”