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J. Blakeson Playing The Imitation Game
Alice Creed man takes hot script

17 March 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Variety

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J. Blakeson Playing The Imitation Game

Here’s an intriguing and potentially very satisfying union of director and script... J. Blakeson, who made a splash with 2009’s The Disappearance Of Alice Creed, is now in negotiations to tackle much buzzed-about Black List script The Imitation Game for Warner Bros.

Graham Moore wrote the screenplay, which explores the complicated and fascinating life of Alan Turing, the mathematician and logician who helped to crack the Enigma code, a vital turning point in World War II. After the conflict, he became a leading light in the development of computer storage and early artificial intelligence.

But despite his contribution to the war effort, Turing’s sexuality saw him arrested in 1952 and charged with indecency. Threatened with jail, he instead chose to take oestrogen supplements to tamp down his sexual appetites. Two years later he was dead from cyanide poisoning, which an inquest determined was suicide. In 2009, Gordon Brown made an official public apology for the way he was treated.

Warners had been hoping that Leonardo DiCaprio would play Turing, though his diary has become a little full of late, given that his latest Martin Scorsese collaboration, The Wolf Of Wall Street is now officially on the schedule to shoot this year.


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