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Benedict Cumberbatch Takes Down Nazis In First Look At The Imitation Game
Needless to say, Cumberbatch is as versatile as they come, and it sounds like he has a slew of interesting projects in the hopper to keep his fans entertained. I know very little about Turing. And Hollywood’s few attempts at telling dramatic stories about war-time codebreakers looked too much like John Woo's Windtalkers.
Matthew Goode Joins Benedict Cumberbatch For Alan Turing Biopic
Previously, it was unknown what part Knightley would be playing in Turing's life story, but now we know she's up for the role of Joan Clarke, a mathematician and cryptanalyst who worked alongside Turing during World War II. According to Andrew Hodges’s book from which Moore's script is based, Clarke had offered to marry Turing, even though she knew full-well he was gay.
Keira Knightley In Talks To Join Benedict Cumberbatch In The Imitation Game
Keira Knightley is no stranger to being a part of films that center on some of our society's most brilliant minds - having recently starred in A Dangerous Mind, a film about Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung - but her next effort will have the Oscar nominated actress moving from the world of psychology to the world of math and code cracking.
Benedict Cumberbatch Could Play Heroic Code-Cracking Mathematician Alan Turing
The project first earned buzz back in 2011, when it scored scribe Graham Moore a coveted spot on the Black List, a collection of unproduced screenplays Hollywood producers agree are exemplary. Since then the script bounced from Warner Bros to Black Bear Productions, and director J. Blakeson was replaced by Morten Tyldum. In all the shuffling, The Imitation Game also lost Leonardo DiCaprio, who was once rumored for its lead.
Headhunters Director Hired For Alan Turing Biopic The Imitation Game
The Imitation Game, a biopic about famous mathematician Alan Turing, was one of the most talked about screenplays featured on the 2011 Black List - the annual list of the most popular unproduced screenplays in Hollywood - and now it seems that the project is finally making some headway and moving towards production.
J. Blakeson In Talks To Direct Alan Turing Biopic The Imitation Game
Topping last year's The Black List, Graham Moore's The Imitation Game tells the fascinating true story of English mathematician and codebreaker Alan Turing. Since the spec script about the historical figure checks off so many awards-bait boxes, it obviously received a lot of attention from some big name actors including Leonardo DiCaprio.
2011 Black List Includes Alan Turing Biopic, Chewbacca Script
This year's list includes the usual mix of genre, ranging from a biopic about World War II cryptographer and mathematician Alan Turing, all the way to a dark comedy about an embittered foreclosure victim kidnapping and planning to murder a real estate agent. The writers include a few names you'll recognize, and a lot more you won't. But given that they're showing up on the Black List...that might well change.