Watch the trailer for the WikiLeaks movie

Benedict Cumberbatch stars as Julian Assange in "The Fifth Estate"

Published July 17, 2013 3:34PM (EDT)

The trailer for Bill Condon's WikiLeaks movie, "The Fifth Estate" has arrived, starring "Sherlock" and "Star Trek Into Darkness" star Benedict Cumberbatch as a singularly-focused Julian Assange.

Assange, however, has consistently criticized the project, calling it "a massive propaganda attack" on the organization and even refused to meet with Cumberbatch. Upon the release, WikiLeaks tweeted:

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Watch the trailer below:

By Prachi Gupta

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