'Disappearance of Alice Creed' Director Planning 'The Imitation Game'
It's a big week for spec scripts that have made the Black List but struggled to go into production. First Hugh Jackman finally signed on to star in Prisoners, and Variety reports The Disappearance of Alice Creed director J. Blakeson is now negotiating to direct The Imitation Game. The script came in at the top spot on The Black List just last year from first-time screenwriter Graham Moore. The film follows Alan Turing, an important man of British history said to be the father of computer science as he played a pivotal role in the creation of the modern computer, and it has been said that Leonardo DiCaprio might take the lead role.
However, with this week's news that DiCaprio was officially reateaming with Martin Scorsese for The Wolf of Wall Street, planning an August shoot, it sounds like that might not happen after all. If Warner Bros. has already locked down Blakeson to direct, they might be looking to get the film off the ground before DiCaprio is available. I'm kind of torn as to which project I would really like to see DiCaprio take on more since he's worked with Scorsese so many times with great success before, but since this script has been so acclaimed, this could be pretty great too. Stay tuned as this project develops.