Thursday, October 13, 2011

Leonardo DiCaprio tipped to play Alan Turing

Turing's Office at Bletchley Park
The Guardian newspaper reports that "Leonardo DiCaprio is the frontrunner to play Alan Turing in a forthcoming biopic of the British mathematics genius and codebreaker, reports Deadline. On Tuesday, Warner Bros bought a script by first-time screenwriter Graham Moore that centres on the second world war hero."  This is interesting news and the article goes on to criticize the 2001 movie Enigma for basically writing Turing out of the story.
Read the Guardian story here.