Benedict Cumberbatch Cracks Codes in Two 'Imitation Game' Trailers

July 21, 2014

The Imitation Game

The stellar Benedict Cumberbatch has had some fun lately with Star Trek Into Darkness and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (and more action in The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies this winter), but this fall we'll see him in a lower profile drama called The Imitation Game. In the film from Norwegian filmmaker Morten Tyldum (Headhunters), Cumberbatch plays real-life mathematician and cryptologist who was responsible for cracking a code that helped win World War II. But he wasn't treated like a hero when he was prosecuted for being a homosexual at a time when it was made illegal in the United Kingdom. Now two trailers have arrived, showing Cumberbatch has some Oscar potential for sure. Watch!

Here's the first trailer for Morten Tyldrum's The Imitation Game from The Weinstein Company:

And here's a completely different trailer from across the pond from Studio Canal UK:

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.

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  • brilliant performance
  • Quynh Truong
    i watch everything with Cumberbatch in it. such a brilliant actor.
  • If it lives up to the quality of these trailers, I think I'm gonna love this film and the Batch's performance. I'm all in.
    Such a great actor. This looks great. Cumberbatch is king.
  • Qrious
    I'm in.
  • A.B.
    Keira Knightley is so underappreciated by The Academy... :( Mathew Goode is certainly turning in some good performances of late too. Looks like a thoroughly decent film with some Oscar worth performances.
    • ff
      Wow I feel the opposite. She's the Winona Ryder of her generation IMO




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