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Benedict Cumberbatch Imitation Game Trailer
The first trailer has debuted for Morten Tyldum‘s “The Imitation Game” starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Mark Strong, and Matthew Goode. Cumberbatch plays Alan Turing, a British mathematician who rose to fame by helping the Allies defeat the Germans in WWII by cracking their “Enigma Code”, only to be prosecuted a decade later by the government for the sole reason of being a homosexual. Rather than accept a prison sentence, Turing chose the alternative: a chemical castration. He was so demoralized by the experience that it led him to commitRead More
Benedict Cumberbatch The Imitation Game
Entertainment Weekly has unveiled the first stills of Benedict Cumberbatch in the Alan Turing biopic “The Imitation Game.” The film stars Cumberbatch as Turing, a British mathematician who rose to fame by helping the Allies defeat the Germans in WWII by cracking their “Enigma Code.” A decade later, however, he was prosecuted by the government just because he was a homosexual. Rather than accept a prison sentence, he chose the alternative — a chemical castration. Turing was so demoralized by the experience that it led to him committing suicide byRead More
Colin Firth, Matthew Macfadyen and now Matthew Rhys. The Welsh actor is the latest to portray the most enduring, swooned-over Jane Austen leading Man, Fitzwilliam Darcy, but with a twist. “Death Comes to Pemberley,” a three-part miniseries airing on the BBC in the UK starting on December 26th, is a murder mystery twist on “Pride and Prejudice,” set six years after Darcy and Lizzie Bennet (here played by Anna Maxwell Martin) have wed. At the Darcys’ annual ball, the youngest Bennet sister Lydia (“Doctor Who” star Jenna Louise Coleman) rushesRead More
British actor Matthew Goode is the latest movie actor heading for TV. He’s done some British miniseries from time to time, but this time he’s headed straight for American primetime, as TV Line reports the “Stoker” star has booked a major recurring arc on the new season of CBS’ hit drama “The Good Wife.” The show is in the midst of its fifth season and just aired its 100th episode (10th of the season), with a hiatus to follow and a return with new episodes on Sunday, January 5th. Goode,Read More
Despite “The Fifth Estate” fizzling at the box office, Benedict Cumberbatch is still in demand as Deadline reports he is the frontrunner to take the lead in Doug Liman’s adventure pic “Everest” after Tom Hardy has had to drop out. But he has some competition still, a lot of it, with just about every late 20s-early 30s actor also in the mix, including Joel Kinnaman, James McAvoy, Tom Hiddleston, Henry Cavill, Luke Evans, Dan Stevens, Matthew Goode, and Jim Sturgess. Adapted from Jeffrey Archer’s book “Paths Of Glory” by OscarRead More
“12 Years a Slave” star Chiwetel Ejiofor takes on more history and race relations in Starz miniseries “Dancing on the Edge,” this time tackling black jazz musicians in 1930s Britain. It’s a beautifully shot but not altogether cinematic, deliberately paced take that is as glossy as “12 Years” is gritty. Unfortunately, it’s to the series’ disadvantage, with the premiere episode afraid to scratch much deeper to the hinted-at underbelly of its stylish surface. Ejiofor leads a large ensemble cast as Louis Lester, a fictional jazz band leader loosely based onRead More
We knew all along that Amma Asante’s true life historical drama “Belle” is about a young woman who was born to an African slave mother and British Naval officer father, and who was raised as an aristocratic lady in 18th century England, but with the first trailer released from the film today, it’s clear her life wasn’t as easy as just that. A ton of info and exposition is packed into this first trailer for the TIFF 2013 premiere. British actress plays Gugu Mbatha-Raw plays the titular Dido Elizabeth BelleRead More
A mix of established and up and coming actors are being eyed by Warner Bros to go up against Henry Cavill in “Man of Steel 2″, recently unveiled at Comic Con to be Batman vs Superman themed. THR reports an older, more cynical Bruce Wayne is being sought by Zack Snyder and the studio, with Josh Brolin considered the current frontrunner, though with the script still being hammered out, it’s still very early stages. Other names in the mix include Ryan Gosling, who’s also rumored for “Star Wars Episode VII”,Read More
Mathematician biopic “The Imitation Game” has added one more braniac to its roster. The Daily Mail reports British actor Matthew Goode has joined lead Benedict Cumberbatch as well as Keira Knightley in the WWII-set biopic of tortured genius Alan Turing. Norwegian director Morten Tyldum is helming the film about British mathematician Turing (Cumberbatch), who helped the Allies defeat the Germans by cracking the enemy’s “Enigma Code” during WWII, but a decade later was prosecuted by his own government for being a homosexual. Rather than take a prison sentence, he choseRead More
UPDATE (05/17/13): Director Thomas Vinterberg has confirmed to reporters at the Cannes Film Festival that Mulligan and Schoenaerts are now set for his film in the roles of Bathsheba and Gabriel Oak, respectively. Filming begins this fall in the UK. Nearly seven months on, Carey Mulligan is still in talks to join Thomas Vinterberg‘s adaptation of “Far From The Madding Crowd” – and now two of her three potential suitors are also joining negotiations.Read More