Keira Knightley is in talks to join Morten Tyldum’s THE IMITATION GAME, which he is helming from the red-hot script by Graham Moore. The 2011 spec found itself on that year’s Hit List and Black List.
The project centers on Alan Turing (tentatively to be played by Benedict Cumberbatch), a British mathematician who was a pioneer in the computer revolution. A tortured soul, he committed suicide two years after revealing his sexual orientation and enduring a humiliating treatment program. There’s no solid word on what Knightley’s role would be in the film, which will be produced by Nora Grossman, Ido Ostrowsky and Teddy Schwarzman.
Knightley, who saw her star soar with the first three “Pirates of the Caribbean” films, most recently appeared in last year’s “Anna Karenina” and has wrapped on the musical-drama “Can a Song Save Your Life?” and action-thriller “Jack Ryan”.
She is repped by CAA and United Agents.