From Academy Award-nominated screenwriter JOHN LOGAN (Gladiator, The Aviator, Hugo, Skyfall) and acclaimed, Tony Award-winning director MICHAEL GRANDAGE (former artistic director of the Donmar Warehouse) 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 biography “Max Perkins: Editor of Genius” by 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.
The film is a joint venture of Desert Wolf Productions (John Logan & James J Bagley) and the Michael Grandage Company (Michael Grandage & James Bierman). Producers are James Bierman, Michael Grandage and John Logan. It is Co-Produced by Tracey Seaward and Executive Producers are Deepak Nayer, Nik Bower, A. Scott Berg, James J. Bagley, Tim Bevan, Steve Christian, Ivan Dunleavy and Arielle Tepper Madover.
Joining the creative team are director of photography BEN DAVIS (Avengers: Age of Ultron), production designer MARK DIGBY (Ex Machina), costume designer JANE PETRIE (‘71), make-up designer CHRISTINE BLUNDELL (Legend) and editor CHRIS DICKENS (Les Miserables).