Our newest glimpse of the beloved Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing in The Imitation Game is here! The trailer debuted yesterday (July 21), and offers nearly 2 minutes of the Alan Turing biopic.
Cumberbatch portrays Turing, a mathematician and scientist who helped to bring Germany down during World War II. In 1952, he was labeled a homosexual and prosecuted. Instead of serving time in prison, he chose chemical castration as his punishment. His death two years later was labeled a suicide, and he was not pardoned of his "crime" until last year, decades after he died.
The film will debut at the BFI London Film Festival on October 8.
Morten Tyldum, director of the film, said:
I am thrilled to be returning to London to share The Imitation Game with the audience of the BFI London Film Festival. The experience of directing this film has been so tremendously rewarding, and I am humbled to share Alan's Turing's incredible story on Opening Night.
Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, and Mark Strong star alongside Cumberbatch in the drama.
Famed producer and studio executive Harvey Weinstein, impressed by the Sherlock star's ability to bring Turing to life again, claimed the American distribution rights to The Imitation Game earlier this year. He stated:
Alan Turing is not outwardly very sympathetic. He's brilliant, but the way that Benedict Cumberbatch played him showed us these guys found the right level of vulnerability, genius and the arrogance of the character, too.
The drama hits UK theaters on November 14, and U.S. theaters on November 21.
Check out the trailer below!
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