Keira Knightley is in talks to star opposite Benedict Cumberbatch in the Alan Turing biopic, 'The Imitation Game'. The script of 'The Imitation Game', which is written by Graham Moore, was widely circulated and considered one of the best scripts that had been written in the past few years.
Leonardo DiCaprio was initially in talks to take the role of Turing, but Benedict Cumberbatch ended up coming on board earlier last year. Knightley's role in the film, as quoted from various sources, would be that of, 'a woman from a very conservative background who not only forms a complicated relationship with Turing but is there for him until the end.'
The film will be a period piece since it's set in the mid-1900s, which is great for Keira since she has plenty of experience with period pieces. In fact, she was most recently seen in the film 'Anna Karenina', which ended up underperforming at the box office and received middling reviews.
Keira Knightley will next be seen in 'Jack Ryan' with Chris Pine, and 'Can A Song Save Your Life?' with Mark Ruffalo and Hailee Steinfeld. She also recently signed on to 'Laggies' alongside Sam Rockwell and Chloe Grace Moretz.