21 July 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

London — The Imitation Game, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley, will open this year's BFI London Film Festival in October. The 58th London Film Festival, organized in partnership with American Express, will host the movie's European premiere as its opening night gala. Photos BAFTA Awards: The Top 10 Best-Dressed The event will take place at the Odeon Leicester Square cinema with a live "cinecast" from the red carpet and simultaneous screenings taking place at movie theaters across the U.K. Cumberbatch, Knightley and Norwegian director Morten Tyldum are expected to attend the event.   Last year, Tom Hanks starrer Captain Phillips, directed by Paul Greengrass, opened

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