WikiLeaks Leaks Script, Blasts WikiLeaks Movie

The Fifth Estate is 'irresponsible,' 'counterproductive': group

By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff

Posted Sep 23, 2013 9:44 AM CDT

(Newser) – Julian Assange has made clear his distaste for the upcoming WikiLeaks movie, The Fifth Estate, calling it a "massive propaganda attack." Now, his site has launched a salvo against the film, revealing a script along with a detailed refutation of its storyline (not to mention some minor details: No, WikiLeaks says, Assange doesn't dye his hair). The movie, starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Assange, is "irresponsible, counterproductive, and harmful," WikiLeaks says, per the AP. "Most of the events depicted never happened, or the people shown were not involved in them." The site notes that its criticism is of a late-stage script rather than the completed film, which is out Oct. 18.

In this July 30, 2013 file photo released by Sunshine Press Productions, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange sits inside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London.   (AP Photo/ Sunshine Press Productions, File)
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