Director Michael Grandage has set Jude Law to play literary icon Thomas Wolfe alongside Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman in Genius, the John Logan-scripted adaptation of the celebrated A. Scott Berg book that recounts the relationship between Wolfe and renowned editor Max Perkins (Firth) that changed both men forever. The film’s produced by The Michael Grandage Company with shooting to begin this fall in the UK and U.S. Silver Reel is co-financing with FilmNation Entertainment handling all international sales and CAA handling domestic.
Genius will be produced by Grandage and James Bierman, who first worked together at Donmar Warehouse Theatre before setting up MGC. Logan is also producing, while Tim Bevan is exec producer. MGC is producing with Desert Wolf Productions. Logan and Grandage previously collaborated on the Tony-winning Red and followed with Peter And Alice.