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The Imitation Game, a biopic about famous mathematician Alan Turing, was one of the most talked about screenplays featured on the 2011 Black List - the annual list of the most popular unproduced screenplays in Hollywood - and now it seems that the project is finally making some headway and moving towards production. Morten Tyldum, the Scandinavian filmmaker who turned heads directing the 2011 thriller Headhunters, has been hired by Black Bear Pictures and Ampersand Pictures to bring Turing's story to the big screen. Deadline, which first reported the news, notes the full history of the project's journey through Hollywood, which has had its fair share of false starts. Warner Bros. first purchased the script in a seven figure deal and it looked like Leonardo DiCaprio was interesting in starring. J. Blakeson, who last made the indie thriller The Disappearance of Alice Creed in 2009, was brought on to helm, but the studio »

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