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WikiLeaks Posts Script for The Fifth Estate Pointing Out Inaccuracies

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09/21/2013 10:22 am
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WikiLeaks Posts Script for The Fifth Estate Pointing Out Inaccuracies

Tamara Fuentes

Staff Writer

WikiLeaks has done it again. Only this time instead of leaking government secrets and cables, they’re leaking  the script to the much-anticipated movie, The Fifth Estate, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, who plays the site’s founder. According to Digital Spy, the site posted online a later version of the script that was used during principal photography as well as illustrating some of its inaccuracies, showing how much changed between the real story and the fictionalized one that fans are about to see soon. While the film premiered to critical acclaim at the Toronto International Film Festival, the site still made the decision to post the script. They even continue on by saying that “the studio continues to refuse to show the film to WikiLeaks staff." The 4,000 word response states that “most of the events depicted never happened, or the people shown were not involved in them,” and that it is "fiction masquerading as fact". It goes on to say, "It has real names, real places, and looks like it is covering real events, but it is still a dramatic and cinematic work, and it invents or shapes the facts to fit its narrative goals." Following the publishing online of the script, WikiLeaks took to Twitter to explain their actions in regard to the post: The Fifth Estate will be released on October 11 in UK and Ireland and on October 18 in the US.


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