Back in late 2012 it was announced that Colin Firth and Michael Fassbender were set to star in Genius. The film is still in development, but Fassbender is no longer involved, with Deadline reporting Jude Law has taken over his role.
The film is based on A. Scott Berg’s book, Max Perkins: Editor of Genius, which concentrated on the life-changing friendship between iconic author Thomas Wolfe (Jude Law) and his longtime editor, Max Perkins.
Perkins is a bit of a legend in publishing, having helped discover authors such as F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway.
Nicole Kidman is also attached, although it’s not clear who she’ll be playing.
Michael Grandage (The Madness of King George) is directing from a screenplay by John Logan (Skyfall). Filming she to kick off this autumn in the U.K.