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First Look: Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing in 'Imitation Game'

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December 26, 2013
Source: Twitter

The Imitation Game

Following a busy year that including roles as a bad guy in Star Trek Into Darkness, a fire-breathing dragon in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, a headline making hacker in The Fifth Estate, a reasonable slave owner in 12 Years a Slave and one of a large ensemble family in August: Osage County, we have the first look at a 2014 film with Benedict Cumberbatch in the lead. In The Imitation Game, the actor plays Alan Turing, an important man of UK history said to be the father of computer science as he played a pivotal role in the creation of the modern computer. The script made the Black List, so it's bound to be a good one.

Here's the first photo from Morten Tyldum's The Imitation Game via the film's Twitter:

The Imitation Game

The Imitation Game is directed by Morten Tyldum (Headhunters) making his English language debut from a script by Graham Moore. The film follows Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch) as he works on cracking the German “Enigma Code” during World War II which was integral the Allies stave off defeat. However, the genius would later be prosecuted by Britain in the early 1950s for being a homosexual. Clint Mansell (The Fountain, Stoker) will score the film which also stars Mark Strong, Keira Knightley and Matthew Goode. Warner Bros.will release the film sometime in 2014, but there's no official release date set yet. Interested?

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  • Thexn
    I'm looking forward to a movie where Mr. Cumberbatch is intentionally the runaway star of the movie instead of the unintentional one. Now we just need to get him in a movie with Alan Rickman in a father/son set of characters and I can die a happy man.
  • backwardsprogress
    Those lan cable bundles... did they really have those in the 1950's? Seems out of place in history.
  • Angry Larry
    Its not often a tremendous actor like benedict comes along that blows peoples minds the way he does. I am the point where I will watch anything that he is involved in just for his performance!

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