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Blakeson in talks to direct WB’s ‘Imitation Game’

Hot spec script tracks famous WWII codebreaker

J. Blakeson is in negotiations to direct Warner Bros. World War II codebreaking pic “The Imitation Game.”

The project was considered one of the hottest spec scripts in town when WB acquired it last fall.

Graham Moore penned the work, based on the true story of English mathematician and logician Alan Turing, who helped crack the Enigma code during World War II.

Nora Grossman and Ido Ostrowsky will produce.

“Imitation Game” was recently named number one on The Black List. Warners acquired it with hopes Leonardo DiCaprio would play Turing.

It’s unclear whether DiCaprio would still be able to do it after recently committing to “The Wolf of Wall Street” as his next pic. He’s currently shooting “Django Unchained.”

Blakeson most recently helmed and wrote “The Disappearance of Alice Creed.”

Blakeson and Moore are repped by CAA. Blakeson is also repped by David Higham Associates and Bloom, Hergott, Diemer, Rosenthal, LaViolette, Feldman, Schenkman & Goodman.

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