The Weinstein Company has released the first official trailer for director Morten Tyldum's The Imitation Game (2014), starring Keira Knightley, Benedict Cumberbatch, Matthew Goode, Mark Strong, Charles Dance, and Allen Leech. The film is set to open in theaters across the United States on November 21.
Synopsis: In The Imitation Game , Benedict Cumberbatch stars as Alan Turing, the genius British mathematician, logician, cryptologist and computer scientist who led the charge to crack the German Enigma Code that helped the Allies win WWII. Turing went on to assist with the development of computers at the University of Manchester after the war, but was prosecuted by the UK government in 1952 for homosexual acts which the country deemed illegal.
I can't wait for this film. Ever since it was announced I've been so excited to see this story told. Turing was a genius of his time and shaped the course of history but his legacy was all but erased for the simple fact of his sexuality. In a time now when the GLBT equal rights movement is in full swing, it is more important than ever to shed light on the individuals who were persecuted for who they were regardless of the contributions they gave to the world. The casting for this is spot on and it will definitely be one to see opening day. I really hope it gets a solidly wide release!