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Participant Joins DreamWorks for WikiLeaks Movie ‘The Fifth Estate’

Participant Media has signed on to co-finance DreamWorks’ upcoming WikiLeaks picture, The Fifth Estate.

The move comes on the heels of the two companies’ collaboration on Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln, nominated for 12 Academy Awards. Participant and DreamWorks also teamed up on The Help, The Kite Runner and The Soloist.

Participant is no stranger to hot-button topics like WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, whose life will be the subject of the film. The company, which won an Oscar for the documentary An Inconvenient Truth, is about to go into production on a Cold War-era film about President Reagan called Reykjvik, starring Michael Douglas as Reagan and Christoph Waltz as Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev. 

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