Benedict Cumberbatch’s Oscar Buzz In ‘The Imitation Game’ — Watch Trailer

Tue, July 22, 2014 11:22am EDT by 4 Comments

Fan-favorite ‘Sherlock’ actor Benedict Cumberbatch is teaming up with Keira Knightley for ‘The Imitation Game’ and we hear Oscar buzz. Click to WATCH the dramatic trailer.

The Imitation Game is a stirring drama about Alan Turing, the British Mathematician who changed the course of WWII by breaking the Nazi Code. Turing saved thousands of lives in his breaking of the code’s algorithm, and Benedict Cumberbatch takes him on in the film, set against a heart-thumping classical music score that is evocative of the real-life race against time.

Benedict Cumberbatch Is Alan Turing In ‘The Imitation Game’

Listen up, Cumberbitches! There’s Oscar buzz in the air for your favorite Brit.

In the gripping trailer, Benedict plays Alan Turing — the pioneer of modern computing and the person who was credited for breaking the Nazi Code.

Benedict is certainly no stranger to playing disturbed geniuses, as he has played Sherlock in BBC’s Sherlock, and also Julian Assange in the movie, The Fifth Estate.

The Imitation Game is about Turing’s quest to “break the unbreakable” Nazi Code, which he does with much success. But the trailer also reveals a more tortured side of Turing from how he was accused of being a Russian spy while working for the British government: “You could’ve helped us, but you won’t,” to his issues of being homosexual, which was illegal in Britain, at the time.

Keira Knightley Costars With Benedict

Keira Knightley plays Benedict’s female colleague and friend Joan Clarke.

Joan worked alongside Alan at Bletchley Park, the site of the British Government’s Code and Cypher School. She appears to have been one of the most inspirational figures in his life.

The Imitation Game is set to be the opener for London’s prestigious film festival for its 58th edition, and hits U.S. theaters on November 21.

HollywoodLifers, are you getting excited for Benedict Cumberbatch’s next flick? Let us know if you’re running to theaters!

— Cara Munn

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