Book editor Maxwell Perkins comes to life on screen as Colin Firth in a drama about literary giant Thomas Wolfe.
From Academy Award-nominated screenwriter John Logan (“Gladiator,” “The Aviator”) and acclaimed, Tony Award-winning director Michael Grandage in his feature film debut, comes “Genius,” a 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, “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.
Roadside Attractions premiered the film at the Berlin Film Festival and plans to release it in theaters June 10.
Photo by Marc Brenner.