Benedict breaks the code
Here's the first pictures of Benedict Cumberbatch in The Imitation Game, the drama about persecuted gay British computer guru Alan Turing.
The pioneer of modern-day computing, Turing is credited with cracking the German Enigma code at Bletchley Park, a discovery credited with bringing the war to an early end and saving thousands of lives.
Yet, as a homosexual man, he was tormented by the establishment and criminally prosecuted in 1952, when homosexual acts were still illegal in the United Kingdom.
He accepted treatment with female hormones (chemical castration) as an alternative to prison but died two years later from cyanide poisoning.
Joining Cumberbatch in The Imitation Game are Keira Knightley, Mark Strong and Matthew Goode. Scandinavian helmer Morten Tyldum (Headhunters) directs.
The Imitation Game is slated for a 2014 release.
Source: Coming Soon.