This new clip doesn’t give us much in the way of new footage from the film – probably to avoid the possibility of spoilers – but rather sits down with director Bill Condon and several of the main cast members to ask them what it is about the story of Julian Assange and his little website that became a global controversy that made them want to be involved in the project. It’s pretty interesting.
Bonus: The world premiere of The Fifth Estate took place this week at the Toronto International Film Festival – and just in case you want to know even more about the actors’ thoughts on their roles specifically and the larger global issues raised by the existence of Wikileaks generally, you can watch the official TIFF press conference for the film on the festival’s YouTube channel. Despite the occasionally awkward question, it’s a pretty great group interview.
The Fifth Estate opens in theaters on October 18. Are you planning to go see it?