Press Release. Network Ten announces its highly-anticipated movie event Underground – The Julian Assange Story will premiere on Sunday, October 7, at 8.30pm – the very date I predicted after viewing the preview 9 days ago (see here and look at comments).
Julian Assange is one of the most significant figures of the 21st century. But before he was famous, before WikiLeaks, before the World Wide Web even existed, he was a teenage computer hacker in Melbourne. Underground is his story.
Fresh from screening at the Toronto International Film Festival where the entertainment industry bible Variety dubbed it as “one of the small screen events of the year”, the film stars newcomer Alex Williams as the young renegade. Golden Globe winners Rachel Griffiths and Anthony LaPaglia star as Christine Assange and Detective Ken Roberts respectively.
Immediately before Underground, award-winning TEN news reporter and presenter Hamish Macdonald presents Julian Assange: a TEN News Special. The special looks at the man behind the WikiLeaks phenomenon, his subsequent extradition trial and what the future holds for one of the world’s most wanted men.
Macdonald travelled to London, Sweden and Washington and discovered dramatic new information from those at the centre of this extraordinary story. This unique insight will also premiere on Sunday, October 7.