Leonardo DiCaprio to play Alan Turing?

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I hadn’t realised this before (update: err, actually I did – I wrote about this in October 2011 too, oops) but apparently Leonardo DiCaprio is to play Alan Turing in “The Imitation Game“, a biopic.

Leonardo DiCaprio at the Body of Lies film pre...

Leonardo DiCaprio at the Body of Lies film premiere in London (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It’s fantastic news, not just because the idea of the film itself is appealing but because DiCaprio is surely one of the greatest film actors of this or any other generation. I sense that he’s never quite had the recognition he deserves because his first big role, in Titantic, was rather soft and slushy, but he is so good that even when he is in an otherwise mediocre film – J Edgar is a recent example – he lifts it to a higher plane.