First Trailer for Wikileaks Film The Fifth Estate Released

July 17, 2013 | Andy Cush

We’ve already showed you the trailer for We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks, a documentary Julian Assange hates, so here’s the trailer for The Fifth Estate, a Wikileaks narrative film Assange called a “mass propaganda attack against WikiLeaks the organization, and the character of my staff.”

Of course, the approval of a film’s subject is hardly a good indicator for whether it will be any good–hello The Social Network, Game Change, Pain & Gain (I’m not kidding, Pain & Gain was kind of awesome)–and, as far as thrillers go, this one looks compelling. Benedict Cumberbatch oozes Assange’s odd charisma. Watch the trailer above.