Hi everyone, Jana here,
Everyone following the latest appearance of Benedict Cumberbatch may have already seen what I’m going to show you today, but for the others that are not quite so Cumber-Crazy, I’ve got a new trailer to show you.
The Weinstein Co. released the very first trailer for ‘The Imitation Game‘. The film will release on November 21 in the U.S.
Based on the real life story of legendary cryptanalyst Alan Turing (Cumberbatch), the film portrays the nail-biting race against time by Turing and his brilliant team of code-breakers at Britain’s top-secret Government Code and Cypher School at Bletchley Park, during the darkest days of World War II. The crypotgrapher and mathematician crack the German “Enigma Code”.
“We’re going to break an unbreakable Nazi Code and win the war,” he tells fellow code-breaker Joan Clarke, played by Keira Knightley (‘Pirates of the Caribbean‘). Turing was later prosecuted by the British government in the early 1950’s for being homosexual. Morten Tyldum (‘Headhunters‘, ‘Fallen Angels‘) directs a stellar cast including Matthew Goode (‘Watchmen‘), Charles Dance (‘Underworld: Awakening‘, ‘Game of Thrones‘) and Mark Strong (‘Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy‘). ‘The Imitation Game‘ has recently gained entry as the opening film in the 58th BFI London Film Festival in October.
In an interview for GQ, Matthew Goode stated that the film focuses on “Turing’s life and how as a nation we celebrated him as being a hero by chemically castrating him because he was gay.” In an interview with USA Today, Cumberbatch said of Turing’s Royal Pardon, “The only person who should be pardoning anybody is him (Turing). Hopefully, the film will bring to the fore what an extraordinary human being he was and how appalling (his treatment by the government was). It’s a really shameful, disgraceful part of our history.”
Check out the trailer below and see what you think of it!