By Jack Rico
Movies with themes of WWII or geniuses or mathematicians in central characters – think ‘Good Will Hunting,’ ‘A Beautiful Mind’ – usually get lots of love from the Oscar committee. The latest is ‘The Imitation Game‘ from The Weinstein Company. It has all the markings, characteristics and traits you can ask for. The trailer is compelling even though most of the stars are not A list. Regardless, ‘The Hurt Locker’ won Best Pic with an unknown cast at the time. Look for ‘The Imitation Game’ to make some awards noise this Fall.
Official Synopsis: In THE IMITATION GAME, Benedict Cumberbatch stars as Alan Turing, the genius British mathematician, logician, cryptologist and computer scientist who led the charge to crack the German Enigma Code that helped the Allies win WWII. Turing went on to assist with the development of computers at the University of Manchester after the war, but was prosecuted by the UK government in 1952 for homosexual acts which the country deemed illegal.
THE IMITATION GAME is directed by Morten Tyldum and stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Charles Dance, Mark Strong, Rory Kinnear, Allen Leech, Matthew Beard. It will be released November 21st, just in time for Oscar nominations.