The Weinstein Company has unveiled a new trailer for The Imitation Game, opening in theaters on November 21 and starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Mark Strong, Rory Kinnear, Charles Dance, Allen Leech and Matthew Beard. Check it out in the player below!
The trailer shows the full scope of the World War II tale of revolutionary technological advancement, which is already considered an awards season frontrunner for Best Picture nominations. The English-language debut of Norwegian director Morten Tyldum (Headhunters), the film was the toast of the recent 39th Toronto International Film Festival, where it won the top honor “People’s Choice Award for Best Film.”
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.