Oscars! Also, it's juicy: Turing was an "English mathematician, logician, cryptanalyst, computer scientist" who was prosecuted for being homosexual in 1952, when England still had laws against same-sex relations. He's also called the father of computer science and artificial intelligence. Tragically, he took his own life by eating a cyanide laced apple -- an event which reportedly spurred Steve Jobs to name his then-new computer company Apple as a tribute to Turing). Said a source to Deadline, the script is like '"The King's Speech' without the huge uplifting ending." No kidding.
As of now, there is no timetable for the film or anyone actually officially attached. Still, you can spend the next few minutes daydreaming about the possibilities of 'The Imitation Game' with Howard and DiCaprio as the driving creative forces. If Leo doesn't get an Oscar for 'J. Edgar,' perhaps this is his next best shot...
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