As if we haven’t heard enough of him already, Benedict Cumberbatch, from the BBC’s oh so popular ‘Sherlock’ series, is now in talks to play enigma code-breaker Alan Turing, in ‘The Imitation Game’.
Turing was the mathematical genius who cracked the Enigma code leading Britain to victory in the second World War, who was then later prosecuted for being a homosexual.
Turing was written out of the script in 2001′s ‘Enigma’, which drew in much criticism. First time writer Graham Moore wrote up a script for ‘The Imitation Game’ a few years ago, but it looks like all systems are go now that Warner Brothers have brought it.
The part was originally believed to go to Leonardo Di Caprio, but if Cumberbatch signs on to it we can expect to hear a lot more from him; right now he’s shooting in another prominent biopic ‘The Fifth Estate’ as Julian Assange, he’ll also appear in ‘Star Trek into Darkness’ as an evil villain and has been cast in Steve Mcqueen‘s ‘Twelve Years A Slave’, alongside Brad Pitt and Michael Fassbender.
Oh, and bringing things back to our side of the pond he’s due to start filming the next series of ‘Sherlock’ in the next couple of months too!