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Watch: Benedict Cumberbatch Stars in New ‘Imitation Game’ Trailer

Watch: Benedict Cumberbatch Stars in New 'Imitation Game' Trailer

"The Imitation Game" has all the right Oscar stuff: Brit biopic source material, a beloved international star and The Weinstein Company to back it all up. Morten Tyldum’s powerfully acted espionage drama, which also stars Keira Knightley and Rory Kinnear, covers Turing’s days as Enigma codebreaker to the Allies, and as a closeted homosexual prosecuted by the UK government. 

The acclaimed film, winner of the Toronto People’s Choice Award, hits US theaters on November 21. Here are eight reasons why it’s the film to beat at the Academy Awards next year.

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