Benedict Cumberbatch Can Win the War in 'Imitation Game' UK Trailer
Awards season is heating up as October begins to showcase some of the films that will be vying for Oscar gold next year. Gone Girl hits theaters this weekend and will likely be a contender, but coming later this fall is The Imitation Game, the World War II drama focusing on Alan Turing, a brilliant mathematician, logician, cryptologist and computer scientist who helped win the war by cracking codes. Benedict Cumberbatch ("Sherlock") takes the lead role, and according to our own Alex Billington (who saw the film at Telluride), he puts in a remarkable performance, and you can see as much in the new UK trailer. Watch!
Here's the new UK trailer for Morten Tyldum's The Imitation Game from StudioCanal UK:
Check out two previous trailers for The Imitation Game starring Benedict Cumberbatch right here.
The Imitation Game is directed by Norwegian filmmaker Morten Tyldum (Headhunters) and written by Graham Moore, making his feature writing debut. Benedict Cumberbatch plays Alan Turing, the genius British mathematician, logician, cryptologist and computer scientist who led the charge to crack the German Enigma Code that helped the Allies win WWII. Turing went on to assist with the development of computers at the University of Manchester after the war, but was prosecuted by the UK government in 1952 for homosexual acts which the country deemed illegal. Keira Knightly, Matthew Goode and Mark Strong also star in the film which The Weinstein Company will release just before Thanksgiving on November 21st.