|Featuring:|| Nicole Kidman … Aline Bernstein
Jude Law … Thomas Wolfe
Guy Pearce … F. Scott Fitzgerald
Colin Firth … Max Perkins
Laura Linney … Louise Saunders
Dominic West … Ernest Hemingway
Vanessa Kirby … Zelda Fitzgerald
Mark Arnold … Boat Captain
Katherine Kingsley … The Purring Woman
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|Producer:||Desert Wolf Productions
Michael Grandage Company
“Max Perkins discovered Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald. But he never met anyone like Thomas Wolfe.”
Here’s what the distributor says about their film: “From Academy Award-nominated screenwriter JOHN LOGAN (Gladiator, The Aviator, Hugo, Skyfall) and acclaimed, Tony Award-winning director MICHAEL GRANDAGE in his feature film debut, comes ‘Genius,’ 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 inspirational biography Max Perkins: Editor of Geniusby Pulitzer Prize winner 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.
Finding fame and critical success at a young age, Wolfe was a blazing talent with a larger-than-life personality to match. Perkins was one of the most respected and well-known literary editors of all time.”
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