by Amanda Denton at . Comments

Much like the Edward Snowden short film, it was only a matter of time before someone took the story of Wikileaks and Julian Assange and turned it into a film.

Enter The Fifth Estate trailer:

Benedict Cumberbatch plays the Australian Julian Assange while Daniel Bruhl takes on the role of Assange's first partner and friend, Daniel Domscheit-Berg.

While the trailer seems to fall victim to somewhat unclear timeline issues, something that plagued the recent Wikileaks documentary, We Tell Secrets, with Bill Condon behind the camera, the concerns should be few.

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Embattled WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange promised Thursday to release more than a million files in 2013 which would affect "every country in the world."

"Despite an unprecedented criminal investigation and campaign to destroy WikiLeaks, 2012 has been a huge year," said Assange in a rare video message.

"Next year will be equally busy. WikiLeaks has well over a million documents to release."

Assange, the Australian native founder of WikiLeaks, gave his speech from the balcony of Ecuador's London embassy, where he has been given asylum.

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Who knows. Before you even ask, that's our answer.

Why exactly Lady Gaga swung by the Ecuadorian embassy in London for some QT with embattled WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, only she can say.

All we can say is this is the most random pic ever:

Lady Gaga and Julian Assange

Apparently, Mother Monster was in London for a "personal appearance and tea party" to promote her new perfume Fame. Singer/rapper MIA caught wind of this.

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Controversial liberal filmmaker Michael Moore and other celebrities are putting their names and bank accounts on the line for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

Assange, who was arrested for sex crimes in the UK last week, remains in custody pending an appeal by authorities against a judge's decision to grant him bail.

He has vowed to fight extradition to Sweden, arguing that the charges against him are politically motivated and designed to deflect attention from WikiLeaks.

Maybe Moore can also front Assange a new haircut?

This stance has won him some high-profile backing, as was shown at a hearing Tuesday when some notable faces entered Westminster Magistrates Court.

He also found prominent support from here in the U.S., as Michael Moore pledged $20,000 from "his own pocket" to ensure the embattled Assange's freedom.

The director of Bowling for Columbine and Farenheit 9/11 said he backs Assange and will do "anything else I can do to keep WikiLeaks alive and thriving."

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Julian Assange, the dude with the knockoff Neil Patrick Harris haircut who runs WikiLeaks, just got arrested, though not because of his controversial site.

He faces rape, sexual molestation and unlawful coercion charges in Sweden.

An Australian national, Julian Assange has reportedly been hiding in the U.K. since WikiLeaks posted a deluge of classified, explosive documents recently.

LEAK THIS: Julian Assange is in custody.

Apprehended on the charges resulting from alleged behavior in Sweden, Assange is due in court today. We know one person who's probably cackling inside.

A spokesman based at Scotland Yard confirmed that the "extradition unit" arrested Assange "on behalf of the Swedish authorities on suspicion of rape."

He's accused of "unlawful coercion, two counts of sexual molestation and one count of rape, all alleged to have been committed in August 2010."

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