Benedict Cumberbatch can do no wrong. The strangely beautiful and fiercely talent Englishman first made us fall into love with him in the BBC version of Sherlock last year, and in the coming months we’ll see his villainous turn in Star Trek. But it’s DreamWorks that’s currently prepping their WikiLeaks movie with Breaking Dawn director Bill Condon leading the picture. Now titled The Fifth Estate the film is currently in production with Cumberbatch starring as Julian Assange and Daniel Bruhl as WikiLeaks co-founder Daniel Domscheit-Berg. The Fifth Estate, based on the books Inside WikiLeaks: My Time with Julian Assange at the World’s Most Dangerous Website and WikiLeaks: Inside Julian Assange’s War on Secrecy with a script from Josh Singer of The West Wing, looks to be shaping up to Sorkin-esque proportions.
With shooting still underway, DreamWorks has already set a release date for the project—a cozy November 15th premiere, hitting the prime award season sweet spot. The cast will be rounded out with the great Peter Capaldi and the stately Dan Stevens, as well as Anthony Mackie, Alicia Vikander, and Laura Linney. With a cast like this, it’s difficult to go wrong—but again, it’s difficult to judge how this will all pan out from the man who brought us the final saga of Bella and Edward. At least we get a bleach-blonde Benedict, right?
Bill Condon, who has stepped in to direct the final Twilight films, is a class act. When it came to the design of Bella and Edward’s wedding invitation, seen in the beginning of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1, he went to New York-based Connor Fine Engraver & Stationer. Here’s a peek at the invite in case yours was lost in the mail.
"We were contacted because Bill was looking for an invitation that felt like Tiffany’s, but was cooler," said Connor co-founder Justin Felber tells The Hollywood Reporter. "From the get-go, the film team wanted classic but not over the top — just timeless and suited to the two characters. We provided dozens of samples and eventually they came back to us with the design that they felt most captured the tone of the wedding."
The invitation blends tradition with informality; the look is that of a classic wedding invitation, but "the invitation’s lack of formality (they abbreviated the words ‘avenue’ and ‘Washington’) and punctuation (the O in "five o’clock" was capitalized rather than lowercase)…[is a] less formal format works with a younger bride and groom." The fancy invitations run at twenty-five bucks a piece, but I suppose Edward Cullen is old money and can afford it.
The most important part of the invitation, though, is that it’s apparently laminated, which explains why it doesn’t get wet after Jacob angrily throws it on the ground before wolfing-out in anger.