Actor Benedict Cumberbach (left) who portrays WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in the upcoming “The Fifth Estate” film.
It wasn’t a revelation about national security information, but WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has released a lengthy letter he sent to Benedict Cumberbach, explaining why he declined the actor’s request to meet with him before he began filming “The Fifth Estate,” the film about Assange and WikiLeaks being released Oct. 18.
In short, Assange’s refusal is due to “The Fifth Estate” being based on Daniel Domscheit-Berg’s book “Inside WikiLeaks: My Time with Julian Assange and the World’s Most Dangerous Website,” and the book penned by David Leigh and Luke Harding, “WikiLeaks: Inside Julian Assange’s War on Secrecy.”
In his letter Assange called both books “toxic,” and “the two most discredited books on the market.”
Earlier, WikiLeaks posted online a version of the DreamWorks film’s script — noting everything Assange and his team believes the film got wrong.