Benedict Cumberbatch has just been cast as Doctor Strange in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but before all that kicks off he is a front-runner for Oscar for his portrayal of gifted British mathematician Alan Turing in Morten Tyldum’s The Imitation Game. StudioCanal have just released the first clip from the movie, which can be seen above.

The film tells the story of code-breaker, war hero, and computer pioneer Alan Turing as he leads a team attempting to crack the German Enigma Code during World War II.

The film has a screenplay by Graham Moore, which is based on the biography Alan Turing: The Enigma. Cumberbatch’s support cast includes Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Mark Strong, Charles Dance, Allen Leech, Matthew Beard, and Rory Kinnear.

The Imitation Game is out in Ireland on November 14th.

This film 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.

 

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