[Movies] Benedict Cumberbatch To Play Alan Turing in The Imitation Game Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 02.01.2013
Sherlock star in talks for biopic...
Benedict Cumberbatch is in negotiations to play Alan Turing in The Imitation Game. Deadline reports that the film is written by Graham Moore based on the biography Alan Turing: The Enigma and will be directed by Morten Tyldum.
Turing was a British mathematician who broke the German "Enigma cipher" in World War II and was a pioneer of electronic computer design; he developed the "Turing test" for machine intelligence. In 1952, Turing was forced to reveal his homosexuality and participate in a conversion program; he committed suicide in 1954.