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Either WikiLeaks' campaign against "The Fifth Estate" has reached the level of being officially hilarious, or we need another cappuccino, stat.
'Cause we couldn't help but LOL at what Julian Assange has come up with to steer would-be viewers away from the theaters this time. Get More »
The saga of Julian Assange and his team at WikiLeaks versus "The Fifth Estate," a movie depicting (at least some version of) their story continues to get thicker and ickier.
In short, Assange believes the film is made of pure freakin' evil and that Dreamworks has some huge secret agenda meant to portray him in a terrible light before the movie-going public.
Even so, Assange apparently kinda likes Benedict Cumberbatch — the dude who got uberfrosted to portray him on-screen. Just not enough to have had a little sit-down with him before the cameras started rolling. Get More »
Techy people getting irked when movies get this detail or that wrong about them is basically the new fangirl flip-out over the slightest quote changes in book-to-screeners. We saw it with Mark Zuckerberg and "The Social Network," Steve Wozniak and "Jobs" and now Julian Assange and his team at WikiLeaks have got a thing or two to say about "The Fifth Estate," the new flick chronicling the saga of Assange and his organization.
Oh, and, in keeping with their info-spreading-like-it-or-not M.O., they've also decided to go ahead and leak the script for the film, too, because obviously. Get More »
Once upon a time, Benedict Cumberbatch was our little secret. Those of us in America who took a chance with the BBC's "Sherlock" (via Netflix, iTunes or wherever) were rewarded for our efforts with the discovery of a burgeoning star.
Then came a little movie called "Star Trek Into Darkness" and BOOM, everyone wants to come to the CumberParty (yes, "Cumberbitches" is apparently a thing). But good things are meant to shared, right? And even bad things, too? That's certainly the philosophy of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
While Assange continued to hide out in Ecuador's London Embassy, "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn" director Bill Condon (we still prefer to think of him as the director of "Gods and Monsters" ) has been busy with a biopic of sorts called "The Fifth Estate." Cumberbatch dyed his hair the shade of Slim Shady to play the controversial Assange, whose commitment to freedom of the press and transparency of information has put him at odds with those who like to keep things, you know, secret. Get More »
All of the week's hot casting news in one fell swoop ...
• Beware the roaring rampage of the Oldgirl! Charlize Theron has signed on to star in the American adaptation of "Sympathy for Lady Vengeance," the third installment in "Oldboy" director Park Chan-wook's Vengeance Trilogy. [Deadline]
• "Cinderella" has a new evil stepmother — in the form of Cate Blanchett. The "Hobbit" beauty will be providing villainy to director Mark Romanek's live-action take on the classic fairy tale. [Deadline]
• As long as there are movies, James Franco will star in a lot of them. One of the busiest actors in the show business has signed on to "Good People," a morality play in which a dead broke couple finds a few hundred thousand bucks in their neighbor's abandoned apartment. [The Wrap] Get More »