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Leonardo DiCaprio Could Play Tormented Math Genius in 'Imitation Game'

October 12, 2011 (7:06 am) GMT
Words are, the 'Inception' actor is very interested to star in a biopic about Alan Turing, a famous English scientist who decided to commit a suicide by eating a cyanide-laced apple.

After portraying the life of a fabled FBI director in "", might star in another biopic. The "" actor is reportedly very interested to tackle the lead role in Warner Bros. Pictures' new movie project about the life of Alan Turing called "".

On Tuesday, October 11, the studio has acquired the spec script of "Imitation Game" from first-time screenwriter Graham Moore with a 7-figure deal. According to Deadline, DiCaprio has "the inside track" to chase the project. Additionally, "" helmer Ron Howard has shown his interest to direct the biopic.

Moore's script chronicles the up-and-down life story of Turing, an English mathematician, logician, cryptanalyst and computer scientist who was born in 1912. He was also a key codebreaker for the British during the World War II. However, he was said to have a tormented soul and was criminally prosecuted for his homosexuality. In 1954, he decided to kill himself by eating a cyanide-laced apple.

Warner reportedly sees the script as the best one it has read in years. To fine-tune the script, Moore worked together with first-time producers Nora Grossman and Ido Ostrowsky, who own the rights to Andrew Hosges' biography about Turing called "Alan Turin: The Enigma".

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