Benedict Cumberbatch to star as Alan Turing in The Imitation Game

BenedictBenedict Cumberbatch will play Alan Turing in new biopic The Imitiation Game from Blackbear Pictures. The Imitation Game is the¬†true story of British mathematician and cryptographer Alan Turing, a complex figure and father of computer science- who cracked the German “Enigma Code” during World War II to save the war for the Allies. The Imitation Game is written by Graham Moore and topped the 2011 Black List for best unproduced script. The movie will be directed by Morten Tyldum who directed Headhunters. The movie will film this summer.

To find out more about Turing visit the Turing digital archive. The Science Museum in London also has a Turing Exhibition.