Keira Knightley is now in talks for the biopic that has "Headhunters" helmer Morten Tyldum set to direct. Based on the biography "Alan Turing: The Enigma," the film will tell the story of the English multi-hyphenate -- mathematician, logician, cryptanalyst, computer scientist -- whose cracking of ciphers made a massive difference in World War II and whose exploration into early computer design paved the way for the technologies we have now. However, he was a closeted homosexual who, once he came out, subjected himself to "treatment" programs and sadly took his own life in 1954. No word yet on Knightley's role.
Black Bear Pictures are financing the movie but no word yet on when it will shoot. Knightley is busy filming Lynn Shelton's "Laggies" at the moment, and has "Can A Song Save Your Life?" and "Jack Ryan" in the can. [Variety]