‘The Fifth Estate’ is one of the most highly anticipated non-superhero movies coming out of Hollywood. It’s the story of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Julian is currently in the Ecuador Embassy in London and has been speaking publicly for Edward Snowden. Here’s what ‘The Fifth Estate’ is about:
Triggering our age of high-stakes secrecy, explosive news leaks and the trafficking of classified information, WikiLeaks forever changed the game. Now, in a dramatic thriller based on real events, THE FIFTH ESTATE reveals the quest to expose the deceptions and corruptions of power that turned an Internet upstart into the 21st century’s most fiercely debated organization.
The story begins as WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange (Benedict Cumberbatch) and his colleague Daniel Domscheit-Berg (Daniel Brühl) team up to become underground watchdogs of the privileged and powerful. On a shoestring, they create a platform that allows whistleblowers to anonymously leak covert data, shining a light on the dark recesses of government secrets and corporate crimes. Soon, they are breaking more hard news than the world’s most legendary media organizations combined. But when Assange and Berg gain access to the biggest trove of confidential intelligence documents in U.S. history, they battle each other and a defining question of our time: what are the costs of keeping secrets in a free society—and what are the costs of exposing them?”
In this day and age, those are important questions to consider. The cast for ‘The Fifth Estate’ is impressive. Benedict Cumberbatch stars as Julian, and Stanley Tucci and Laura Linney also star in the film. It’s based on the books ‘Inside WikiLeaks’ and ‘WikiLeaks.’ Check out the trailer:
Rihanna: This is the saddest news ever!!! #whatsjustice #pray4theMartinFamily
Sophia Bush: The wind is more than knocked out of me… My heart aches for this boy’s family. Justice System? I don’t think so. #justicefortrayvon
Donald Trump: Zimmerman is no angel but the lack of evidence and the concept of self-defense, especially in Florida law, gave the jury little other choice
Roddy White: Fucking Zimmerman got away with murder today wow what kind of world do we live in … All them jurors should go home tonight and kill themselves for letting a grown man get away with killing a kid
Michael Moore: Had a gun-toting Trayvon Martin stalked an unarmed George Zimmerman, and then shot him to death… DO I EVEN NEED TO COMPLETE THIS SENTENCE?
Ellen Page: If u really believe racism isnt a massive problem, that the oppression of minorities is not a horrific and systemic issue. U R in denial.
Gabrielle Union: How do we explain this to children? RT @lolaogunnaike: Apparently walking while black is a crime punishable by death. #TrayvonMartin
Anthony Weiner: Keep Trayvon’s family in our prayers. Deeply unsatisfying verdict. Trial by jury is our only choice in a democracy.
Trey Songz: Can’t even gather words to express my hurt for Trayvon’s family. Devastated
John Legend: My heart hurts.
Ja Rule: Wow so a human life don’t mean shit in America… they gave me 2 years for just having a gun smh #fuckthesystem
Lena Dunham: No. My heart is with Sybrina Fulton, Rachel Jeantel, everyone who loved Trayvon and has been sent the message that his life didn’t matter.
Cory Booker: We must mourn the unnecessary & unjust death of a child, but to honor him we must rededicate ourselves to the very ideals that were violated
Questlove Jenkins: i want to rant but its like 1) i’m preaching to choir 2) this is about trayvon’s parents not my anger 3) wont we just forget on sunday morn?
Lance Bass: That he didn’t get at least manslaughter blows my mind. Heart hurts for the Martin family.
Lil Wayne: Tampa was amazing but kame bak to my bus and saw da news…ain’t shit change, and I may never get to see it do so. I pray 4my kids & yours.
Mario Lopez: Hope people don’t misbehave after hearing this verdict… Pray for the Martin family.
Josh Groban: Oh no. Seriously? Crap.
Olivia Wilde: I feel sick.
Andy Cohen: NO JUSTICE.
Mandy Moore: My heart is heavy…for all who knew and loved #TrayvonMartin. His life mattered. This is shameful.
Shaq: George Zimmerman not guilty can u believe that. Wow
Marlon Wayans: They traded us one OJ and a BARACK for a ZIMMERMAN.
Russell Simmons: I know many people are very upset about the verdict, but we must remain peaceful. No matter what, remain peaceful. Prayers for the Martin family … Only God knows what was on Zimmerman mind but the gun laws and stand your ground laws must change. This is not “only” about race. This is about laws that allow racist acts to go unpunished. We must change laws that promote injustice
Nicki Minaj: And our taxes paid for that trial. We just paid to see a murderer walk free after killing an innocent unarmed little boy. #GodBlessAmerica