Leonardo DiCaprio “has the inside track” to play Alan Turing in “The Imitation Game” which has just been sold to Warner Bros. Pictures says Deadline.
Graham Moore’s script deals with Turing, an English mathematician, logician, cryptanalyst, computer scientist, criminally prosecuted and chemically castrated homosexual, and tortured soul who committed suicide by eating a cyanide-laced apple.
Turing was highly influential in the founding of computer science and artificial intelligence, along with devising techniques for breaking German ciphers. He was also one of the earliest to explore the biological process of morphogenesis.
Ron Howard is reportedly interested in directing the project which Nora Grossman and Ido Ostrowsky will produce. The latter pair own the rights to Andrew Hodges’ definitive biography which was used to construct the script.