Two trailers were posted to YouTube today for the movie The Imitation Game which stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing during World War II. Alan Turing was a mathematician that worked for the British government at Bletchley Park to crack the German encryption Enigma. Turing is also known for the Turing Machine, a predecessor to the general use computer.
The Imitation Game is a nail-biting race against time following Alan Turing (pioneer of modern-day computing and credited with cracking the German Enigma code) and his brilliant team at Britain’s top-secret code-breaking centre, Bletchley Park, during the darkest days of World War II. Turing, whose contributions and genius significantly shortened the war, saving thousands of lives, was the eventual victim of an unenlightened British establishment, but his work and legacy live on.
THE IMITATION GAME stars Benedict Cumberbatch (Star Trek Into Darkness, TV’s Sherlock) as Alan Turing and Keira Knightley (Atonement) as close friend and fellow code-breaker Joan Clarke, alongside a top notch cast including Matthew Goode (A Single Man), Mark Strong (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), Rory Kinnear (Skyfall), Charles Dance (Gosford Park, TV’s Game of Thrones), Allen Leech (In Fear, TV’s Downton Abbey) and Matthew Beard (An Education).
Studio Canal released one trailer:
The Weinstein Company released another trailer:
The Immigation Game will be in US theaters November 21st, 2014.