The first trailer for DreamWorks’ upcoming WikiLeaks film The Fifth Estate has just been released, showing Benedict Cumberbatch taking on the mantle of Julian Assange. After seeing a draft script of the production, Assange called the film a "mass propaganda attack against WikiLeaks the organization, and the character of my staff" — criticisms he echoed against the Alex Gibney documentary We Steal Secrets, which was also released this year.
Assange might not be a fan of the screenplay, based on books by Daniel Domscheit-Berg — a onetime WikiLeaks activist turned Assange critic — and Guardian journalist Luke Harding, but Cumberbatch’s impersonation is spot-on. The Fifth Estate will be released in US theaters on October 18th.
Update: It looks like WikiLeaks itself has some thoughts on the trailer as well.