Assange’s movie ‘Underground’ premiers at Toronto festival
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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. AP Photo“Underground,” an Australian made-for-TV movie about WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival Sept. 8.
The movie, written and directed by Robert Connolly, is based on Suelette Dreyfus’ 1977 novel “Underground: Tales Of Hacking, Madness And Obsession On The Electronic Frontier.”
Alex Williams stars as Assange with Rachel Griffiths, Laura Wheelwright and Anthony LaPaglia in supporting roles.
The movie’s plot touches on Assange’s teenage years, his relationship with his activist mother Christine Assange and his achievements with his first computer Commodore 64.