Based on a biography by Andrew Hodges titled Alan Turing: The Enigma, the film tells the true story of U.K. mathematician and cryptographer Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch). The math genius played a key role in cracking the German's enigma code machine, giving the allies an advantage during the tail end of the the second World War. He was later prosecuted for being a homosexual and ended up killing himself.
Keira Knightley will be portraying a friend of the mathematician, who helps him until his untimely demise. Morten Tyldum is directing from a script penned by Graham Moore. Teddy Schwarzman, Nora Grossman and Ido Ostrowsky are producing.
No production schedule has been released.
The Imitation Game comes to theaters November 21st, 2014 and stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Mark Strong, Charles Dance, Matthew Goode, Allen Leech, Tuppence Middleton, Rory Kinnear. The film is directed by Morten Tyldum.