Alex Gibney Explores The World Of Julian Assange In First Trailer For We Steal Secrets
Alex Gibney is easily one of the finest documentary filmmakers we have. From his exploration of torture practices in Iraq, Afghanistan and Guantanamo Bay in the Oscar winning Taxi To The Dark Side to the in-depth look at one of the greatest writers to ever live in Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson, the filmmaker has explored stories of all different shapes and sizes, and provided an interesting and engaging look into each and every one of them. And with his latest he explores one of the most notorious figures to emerge in the last few years: Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.
As seen above, Apple has debuted the first trailer for We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks, which takes an in-depth look at how the Australian journalist shocked the world by giving the public access to some of the government's most top secret files. Adding an interesting twist to the tale, Gibney also uses the film to tell the story of Pfc. Bradley Manning, a solider who successfully downloaded hundreds of classified documents from US military and diplomatic servers.
The doc will be in theaters on May 24th, but it won't be the only movie we see about Assange this year. This November Benedict Cumberbatch will be playing the Wikileaks founder in the new Bill Condon drama The Fifth Estate. While film hasn't even been finished yet, Assange has already denounced the movie as a "massive propaganda attack," so I'd be very curious to hear his thoughts on Gibney's latest work. I'm sure it's only a matter of time.
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