J. Blakeson ("The Disappearance of Alice Creed") is in negotiations to direct "The Imitation Game" at Warner Bros. Pictures reports Variety.
Graham Moore's script deals with Alan 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 during the Second World War. He was also one of the earliest to explore the biological process of morphogenesis.
Nora Grossman and Ido Ostrowsky, who own the rights to Andrew Hodges' definitive biography, will produce. The hope is that Leonardo DiCaprio will play Turing in the film, but his recent commitment to "The Wolf of Wall Street" may have shot that possibility down.