the-imitation-gameAlexandre Desplat has taken over scoring duties on the upcoming drama The Imitation Game. The film is directed by Morten Tyldum (Headhunters) and stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Mark Strong, Matthew Goode and Charles Dance.  The movie follows a British mathematician and cryptographer who helped crack the German enigma code during the final years of World War II and was later prosecuted by the British government in the early 1950s for being a homosexual. Graham Moore has written the script based on the book Alan Turing: The Enigma. Teddy Schwarzman (All Is Lost) is producing the project with Nora Grossman and Ido Ostrowsky. As previously reported, Clint Mansell was originally attached to score the movie. The Imitation Game. Since our last update, The Imitation Game has been picked up by the Weinstein Company for a domestic release on November 21, 2014.

Desplat’s upcoming projects also include Angelina Jolie’s Unbroken, Roman Polanski’s D and Matteo Garrone’s The Tale of Tales.