Anthony Mackie Joins Cast Of Bill Condon's WikiLeaks Movie - 'The Fifth Estate'

From Shadow and Act Wed Jan 23 2013, 21:44:05

Anthony Mackie joins the cast of one of at least three films in the works about the life of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Titled The Fifth Estate, and to be directed by Dreamgirls/Twilight director Bill Condon, from a script by The West Wing's Josh Singer, which begun shooting this week, boasts Brit actor Benedict Cumberbatch in the lead as Assange. Rounding out the strong cast are Laura Linney, David Thewlis and Peter Capaldi. No word on what role exactly Mackie will play, but the film will reportedly focus on the early days of the WikiLeaks through Assange's meteoric rise into the public sphere, and is based on 2...

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