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Short cuts: Keira Knightley rumoured for Alan Turing biopic and the rest of week in film, music and everything else

  |  June 15, 2013

The British actress Keira Knightley. Reuters/ Mario Anzuoni
MARIO ANZUONI
The British actress Keira Knightley. Reuters/ Mario Anzuoni

Keira Knightley is rumoured to have signed up for a role in a biopic about the British codebreaker and mathematician Alan Turing. Benedict Cumberbatch is already attached to play Turing, who was a key figure in cracking the Naziís encrypted codes during the Second World War

 

Drake and Aaron Paul appeared at Electronic Artsí E3 presentation to promote games from the video game publisher. Drake hyped the next edition of the soccer simulator Fifa 14, while Paul teased the racing game Need for Speed: Rivals. Paul is starring in a film based on the pedal-pumping Need for Speed series

 

Warner Bros is reportedly developing a Rasputin movie headlined by Leonardo DiCaprio. The film comes from the American Sniper screenwriter Jason Hall. DiCaprio will play the Russian mystic who became an advisor to the Russian Imperial family, the Romanovs

 

Fresh from playing the arch-villain Bane in the Dark Knight Rises, Tom Hardy is to front a TV documentary about illegal poaching in Africa. ĎTomís goal is to bring the senseless slaughter of endangered wildlife in Africa to the attention of the masses,í said producer Dean Baker

 

The composer Hans Zimmer is collaborating once again with Christopher Nolan for the directorís new movie Interstellar. The two worked together on Inception and all the Dark Knight movies. The film stars Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain and Michael Cain

 

David Lynch has recorded a follow-up to his 2011 solo debut, Crazy Clown Time, and itís out on July 16. Preview clips of The Big Dream are streaming over at iTunes