After hitting the scene with the taut thriller Headhunters, director Morten Tyldum will now get a bigger playing field for The Imitation Game. With Benedict Cumberbatch headlining as computer genius and recognized hero Alan Turing, the film will follow his life as a brilliant technician, whose work in cracking the Axis forces’ “Enigma Code” was a huge boon in the effort to end World War II. Sadly, his life ended with a tragic suicide spurred by institutional hatred of his homosexuality.
With production now gearing up to kick off in a matter of days, we’ve now a few other additions in both cast and crew, joining Keira Knightley and Matthew Goode. First up. Mark Strong revealed in an interview last month that he’ll reteam with his Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy star, fittingly playing “the guy who knows everything.” On the crew side, the talented composer Clint Mansell (The Fountain, Stoker, Noah) has boarded the project, while Argo and Zero Dark Thirty editor William Goldenberg will provide his cutting talents. As we await more updates, for some more insight into the project, check out a behind-the-scenes photo from the art department below.
Coming from an acclaimed Black List screenplay by Graham Moore, Allen Leech rounds out the cast for the film that will likely land in 2014.
Every week we dive into the cream of the crop when it comes to home releases, including Blu-ray and DVDs, as well as recommended deals of the week. If we were provided screener copies, we’ll have our own write-up, but if that’s not the case, one can find official descriptions from the distributors. Check out […]
Welcome to the latest episode of our official podcast, The Film Stage Show. This week, editor Nick Newman, writer Danny King, and I are joined by The Playlist’s Cory Everett (@modage) and TFS editor-in-chief Jordan Raup to discuss a number of new films. First up, however, we discuss the career of the late Mike Nichols. Then we […]
With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we’ve taken it upon ourselves to highlight the titles that have recently hit the interwebs. Every week, one will be able to see the cream of the crop (or perhaps some simply interesting picks) of streaming […]
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