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WB buys spec script about math genius Alan Turing for Leonardo DiCaprio, Ron Howard interested in directing

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If A BEAUTIFUL MIND was the first thing you thought of just now, you're not alone.

According to Deadline, Warner Bros has purchased THE IMITATION GAME, a spec script written by first-time screenwriter Graham Moore about the life of Alan Turing, an "English mathematician, logician, cryptanalyst, computer scientist, criminally prosecuted homosexual, and tortured soul who committed suicide by eating a cyanide-laced apple." Supposedly the late Steve Jobs named his company 'Apple' as a tip of the hat to Turing.

Leonardo Dicaprio is said to be the guy the studio is most keen on playing the genius, though he's not officially attached. Meanwhile, Deadline hears that Ron Howard is "interested" in directing the film. No offense to Ron Howard, but no thank you. Let's get a less safe choice in there.

Moore's script is actually an adaptation of the Andrew Hodges-penned biography Alan Turing: The Enigma, the rights of which were picked up by first-time producers Nora Grossman and Ido Ostrowsky. The script is supposedly fantastic.
Source: Deadline

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5:33PM on 10/12/2011

With respect to today's other news

A Beautiful Mind 2: Mind Harder.
A Beautiful Mind 2: Mind Harder.
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4:50PM on 10/12/2011

Why?

Why is this like A Beautiful Mind? Did Alan Turing 'imagine' loads of people around him?
Why is this like A Beautiful Mind? Did Alan Turing 'imagine' loads of people around him?
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10:06AM on 10/12/2011
I'd be more keen on someone like Michael Fassbender. I still recall DiCaprio's abysmal Irish accent in "Gangs of New York." He's a good actor, but I don't think he's right for everything in Hollywood.
I'd be more keen on someone like Michael Fassbender. I still recall DiCaprio's abysmal Irish accent in "Gangs of New York." He's a good actor, but I don't think he's right for everything in Hollywood.
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8:50AM on 10/12/2011
2 real life gay characters in a row for Leonardo DiCaprio, eh? Sounds like it'll be A Beautiful Mind-esque, which I am okay with as thats a damn entertaining flick. However if I was going to for resmblance I'd love to see SNL's Bill Hader attempt to tackle this- as straight drama. Though he might be unintentionally hilarious.
2 real life gay characters in a row for Leonardo DiCaprio, eh? Sounds like it'll be A Beautiful Mind-esque, which I am okay with as thats a damn entertaining flick. However if I was going to for resmblance I'd love to see SNL's Bill Hader attempt to tackle this- as straight drama. Though he might be unintentionally hilarious.
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