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Cumberbatch is Alan Turing

Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing.

Keira Knightley will also star alongside the actor.

28 Dec - The first image of the film "The Imitation Game" has finally been released (seen above) showing rising star Benedict Cumberbatch as mathematician and logician Alan Turing.

The film stars the actor, who is currently most well known as Smaug in "The Hobbit", Khan in "Star Trek Into Darkness" and the world's most famous detective "Sherlock" for BBC, along with actress Keira Knightley.

"The Imitation Game" will also star Matthew Goode, Mark Strong and Charles Dance.

The "Sherlock" star will be playing mathematician and codebreaker Turing who was prosecuted for being homosexual.

Oscar award winning editor Willian goldberg from the film "Argo" and composer Clint Mansell from "Black Swan" will help bring the story to life.

"The Imitation Game" is due to be out in mid 2014.