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In case you missed the news, Benedict Cumberbatch is playing WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in a DreamWorks film that has now been titled The Fifth Estate. The story follows Assange, the founder of the site that had the world on edge as it exposed dozens of secret government documents, as WikiLeaks rises to headline making fame. Told from the perspective of Assange's right-hand man Daniel Domscheit-Berg (Daniel Brühl), the film will portray Assange first as a noble crusader and then a man becomes "drunk with power as he grows increasingly paranoid and obsessed with winning the war of information." And now a first look photo of Cumberbatch (bleached blond and all) and Brühl in the film has surfaced. Look below! Here's the first photo from Bill Condon's The Fifth Estate via EW: Bill Condon (Dreamgirls, Kinsey, Twilight: Breaking Dawn) is directing The Fifth Estate from a screenplay by Josh Singer »

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