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"Leonardo DiCaprio as Alan Turing"Leonardo DiCaprio has been reportedly set to star as tormented mathematics genius in the forthcoming Alan Turing biopic movie ‘Imitation Game’.

The ‘Django Unchained’ actor Leonardo DiCaprio is reportedly showing interest in playing the lead role of Warner Bros. Pictures new biopic flick ‘Imitation Game’, based on the real life of British mathematician Alan Turing. The studio has obtained the script of the movie from the screen writer Graham Moore, after locking the deal with a seven-digit figure. Also, Ron Howard the director of ‘The Da Vinci Code’ is also showing the interest, to helm the movie.

The story of the movie, which has been scripted by Graham Moore follows the inclines and declines, in the life of Alan Turing, who was a mathematician, computer scientist, logician and cryptanalyst. He was born on June 23, 1912 in Maida Vale of London in the England. Besides, he was also an important person as a codebreaker for the British country, during the World War II. However, he was believed to have a tormented soul and was criminally prosecuted, after being accused of his homosexuality. He decided to kill himself by eating a cyanide coted apple in the year 1954.

As per the reports, the script acquired by Warner makes them feel, as the best one they have read in years. In order to refine the script, Moore along with first-time producers Nora Grossman and Ido Ostrowsky worked together and finally got the perfect script. Grossman and Ostrowsky also got the rights of Alan Turing biography ‘Alan Turing: The Enigma’ written by Andrew Hosges.

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