StudioCanal UK has released a new The Imitation Game trailer online. The film stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing, a brilliant cryptanalyst whose expertise cracked Germany’s “Enigma code” and helped turn the tide of World War II for the Allies, but his homosexuality made him a target of persecution. This U.K. trailer goes heavy on painting the movie as a thriller, and that’s not misleading. Part of the movie’s pull is that it does play like a spy flick. However, it also has enough dramatic pull to never feel light. I liked the movie when I saw it at TIFF, and I look forward to seeing it again.
Hit the jump to check out the U.K. The Imitation Game trailer. The film also stars Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Charles Dance, Mark Strong, Rory Kinnear, Allen Leech, and Matthew Beard. The Imitation Game opens in the U.K. on November 14th and in the U.S. on November 21st.
Here’s the official synopsis for The Imitation Game:
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.