Warner Bros drops war movie after Leonardo DiCaprio`s departure

Updated: Aug 18, 2012, 14:27 PM IST

Los Angeles: Warner Bros has decided to let go of Alan Turing biopic `The Imitation Game` after Leonardo DiCaprio exited the project.

DiCaprio, who will be seen in a negative role in Quentin Tarantino`s `Django Unchained`, quit the project but it is not clear why. Now the film must find a new home as Warner Bros is no longer interested to develop it, the a website has reported.

CAA has already tapped J Blakeson to helm the project based on the script by Graham Moore. The story chronicles the up-and-down life story of Turing, an English mathematician, logician, cryptanalyst and computer scientist who was born in 1912.

He was also a key codebreaker for the British during the World War II. However, he was said to have a tormented soul and was criminally prosecuted for his homosexuality. In 1954, he decided to kill himself by eating a cyanide-laced apple.