The first trailer for the "The Imitation Game," starring Benedict Cumberbatch as codebreaker Alan Turing, has arrived — and it has Oscar bait written all over it.
The drama tells the true story of gifted British mathematician Alan Turing and his efforts to crack Nazi Germany's "unbreakable" Enigma code. Taking place during "the darkest days of WWII," audiences will be transported back to Britain’s top-secret code-breaking center, Bletchley Park, where Turing and his team made history.
Turing, widely considered considered the father of computer science and artificial intelligence, unfortunately was later charged by his own government with "gross indecency," after admitting to having a sexual relationship with another man. Forced to take hormone injections, he was later found dead at age 41 from an apparent suicide.
In recognition of his accomplishments, Queen Elizabeth last year gave Turing a rare posthumous royal pardon. Justice Minister Chris Grayling, who requested the pardon, said the mathematician "deserves to be remembered and recognised for his fantastic contribution to the war effort and his legacy to science. A pardon from the Queen is a fitting tribute to an exceptional man."
Check out the first trailer below. "The Imitation Game" hits theaters on Nov. 14.
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