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.

Variety reports that Knightley is now in talks to join the cast of The Imitation Game, the in-development biopic about the brilliant Alan Turing. Star Trek Into Darkness star Benedict Cumberbatch signed on to star in the film's lead role back in February, and should she sign on the actress would play opposite him as the female lead. The trade sadly doesn't have any details about her character.

The true story follows Turing as he works to crack the Germans' Enigma Code during World War II, only to be prosecuted back home for being a homosexual. The script was featured at the top of the 2011 Black List (the annual list of the most popular unproduced screenplays in Hollywood) and was written by Graham Moore. Morten Tyldum, who directed the critically-acclaimed Norwegian thriller Headhunters, is helming the project.

Knightley will be back on the big screen later this year when she stars opposite Chris Pine and Kevin Costner in Jack Ryan. She also recently wrapped production on the musical dramedy Can a Song Save Your Life? from director John Carney.

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