Warner Bros. has let go of their project The Imitation Game, a World War II drama that J Blakeson is attached to direct from Graham Moore's spec script.
We first reported on this project last October, when Leonardo DiCaprio was eyeing the lead role. The story is based on the life of Alan Turing, a British World War II cryptographer who broke several German codes for the Allied forces. After the war, he was criminally prosecuted for being a homosexual, before he committed suicide by eating a cyanide-laced apple.
Insiders claim that J Blakeson and Graham Moore are trying to find a new home for this drama. Leonardo DiCaprio never officially signed on to star. The script, adapted from Andrew Hodges' book Alan Turing: The Enigma, landed on the 2011 Black List.