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'Imitation Game's' outsiders plot lured Morten Tyldum
'Imitation Game's' outsiders plot lured Morten Tyldum

"The Imitation Game" could appear at first glance to be the product of some algorithm designed for maximum impact as a year-end prestige picture. For starters, it's a biopic about British mathematician Alan Turing, who was instrumental in cracking German codes during WWII, only to later be prosecuted for his homosexuality. Also, it stars Benedict Cumberbatch, one of pop culture's hottest properties, alongside Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode and Mark Strong. And finally, it is being distributed by awards season heavyweight the Weinstein Co. But the variable that throws this hypothesis of extreme calculation out the window is the film's director, the largely unknown...

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