Benedict Cumberbatch and Matthew Goode, who will star in the film The Imitation Game. Keira Knightley is in negotiations to play the female lead but hasn’t signed yet. 

Cumberbatch will portray Alan Turing, the mathematical genius who helped to crack the Germans’ Enigma code, with Goode as fellow code-breaker Hugh Alexander.

The role earmarked for Keira is that of Joan  Clarke, who was also part of the top-secret team at Bletchley Park.

Graham Moore’s script is based on Andrew Hodges’s book about Turing, and explores how he told Clarke of his homosexuality — but she still wanted to marry him (they never did).

It also tells of how Turing was prosecuted for what were then illegal sex acts and no one came to help  him during a humiliating court case.

Source: Daily Mail

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