Underground: The Julian Assange Story
Saturday, 8.30pm, Universal Perhaps there’s been one too many stories about the WikiLeaks boy, still stuck in the Ecuadorian embassy in London, but this 105-minute telepic is based on the 1997 book by Suelette Dreyfus. It stars Rachel Griffiths as Assange’s mother Christine, Anthony LaPaglia as Detective Ken Roberts and the lesser known Alex Williams as Assange. It explores the early career of the world’s most famous hacker, going back to when he was honing his skills by breaking into the computer files of such organisations as the Pentagon and NASA. The film, produced by Network Ten and first aired on it last year, was made without assistance from Assange, his family or members of WikiLeaks, although Assange apparently liked it.