Roadside Attractions and Lionsgate have an amazing cast set for “Genius,” scheduled to release later this year. Starring in the film are Colin Firth, Jude Law, Nicole Kidman, Laura Linney, Guy Pearce and Dominic West, a tremendous lineup of actors all under the direction of Michael Grandage.
The screenplay comes from Academy Award-nominated screenwriter John Logan (Gladiator, The Aviator, Hugo, Skyfall), and marks the feature film debut of Tony Award-winning director Michael Grandage.
“Genius” is a stirring drama about the complex friendship and transformative professional relationship between the world-renowned book editor Maxwell Perkins (who discovered F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway) and the larger-than-life literary giant Thomas Wolfe. Based on the biography “Max Perkins: Editor of Genius” by A. SCOTT BERG. You can checkout the first official trailer below, thanks to an upload from Roadside.
Genius stars COLIN FIRTH as Perkins, JUDE LAW as Wolfe, NICOLE KIDMAN as Aline Bernstein, a costume designer sharing a tumultuous relationship with Wolfe, LAURA LINNEY as Louise Perkins, Max’s wife and a talented playwright, GUY PEARCE as F. Scott Fitzgerald and DOMINIC WEST as Ernest Hemingway.
Lionsgate & Roadside Attractions will release GENIUS in theaters June 10, 2016