Two of the year’s potential major awards contenders have posted trailers this week. Less than an hour ago came the first preview for Bill Condon’s Wikileaks drama “The Fifth Estate” starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Julian Assange. Cumberbatch nails the voice and mannerisms of Assange.
The trailer comes after yesterday’s release of “Shame” and “Hunger” director Steve McQueen’s “Twelve Years a Slave”. Boasting an incredible cast including Michael Fassbender and Brad Pitt, the true story slavery drama looks very much like awards bait.