Benedict Cumberbatch ("Sherlock," "Star Trek Into Darkness") is reportedly in talks to play English mathematician Alan Turing in the long-awaited "The Imitation Game" at Black Bear Pictures.
Graham Moore penned the much-heralded screenplay which is a biopic of 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.
Morten Tyldum ("Headhunters") recently signed on to direct the project. Teddy Schwarzman, Nora Grossman and Ido Ostrowsky will produce.