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Warner Bros. Buys Script About Math Genius Who Inspired Steve Jobs

October 12, 2011  |  5:18pm
Warner Bros. Buys Script About Math Genius Who Inspired Steve Jobs

As the coverage of all things Steve Jobs-related continues, Deadline announced today that Warner Bros. bought a script about the British math genius Alan Turing. The script was written by first-time screenwriter Graham Moore and details the life of the “English mathematician, logician, cryptanalyst, computer scientist, criminally prosecuted homosexual, and tortured soul who committed suicide by eating a cyanide-laced apple has it all.” The infamous apple influenced Steve Jobs to name his company in honor of Turing.

As far as casting and production goes, they are looking to grab Leonardo DiCaprio to play Turing (who is in popular demand right now), as well as Ron Howard to direct the film.

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