WikiLeaks Leaks Script, Blasts WikiLeaks Movie
The Fifth Estate is 'irresponsible,' 'counterproductive': group
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Sep 23, 2013 9:44 AM CDT
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)

(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.

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AncientOne
Sep 23, 2013 11:59 AM CDT
I think that most people, would believe Assange as much as, or more than the Government or Hollywood! Governments lie and Hollywood just chases money.
DonaldElder
Sep 23, 2013 11:32 AM CDT
The problem is, who would believe a thing Assange, or his followers, has to say about himself?
backpath2
Sep 23, 2013 11:29 AM CDT
Julian, you're an annoying little twit. Stop looking in the mirror and act like a man: Turn yourself over to the Stockholm police.