WATCH: Behind WikiLeaks In ‘The Fifth Estate’ Featurette

Benedict Cumberbatch in 'The Fifth Estate'

Benedict Cumberbatch in ‘The Fifth Estate’

A new trailer has emerged online for The Fifth Estate, Bill Condon’s retelling of the story of the dramatic events surrounding the news and information site WikiLeaks, and its controversial founder Julian Assange.

And rather than reveal too much of the film itself, this little featurette simply asks the director and his cast – Benedict Cumberbatch, Laura Linney, Daniel Bruhl, Stanley Tucci, but sadly nothing from Peter Capaldi– to explain what it is about this still-unravelling story that made them want to be involved.

Oh, and why it is called The Fifth Estate:

The Fifth Estate is in theaters on October 18.

Fraser McAlpine

Fraser McAlpine

Fraser has been writing and broadcasting about music and popular culture for over 15 years, first at the Top of the Pops website, and most recently for the NME, Guardian and MSN. He also wrote BBC Radio 1's Chart Blog and reviews albums for BBC Radio 2. He is Anglophenia's current resident Brit, blogging about British slang and running around the Mall taking snaps of the crowd at the Royal Wedding, as well as reigniting a childhood passion for classic Doctor Who and cramming as much music in as he can manage. Fraser invites you to join him on Twitter: @csi_popmusic
View all posts by Fraser McAlpine.