Genius

2016
5.6
Genius
Poster Genius

Title: Genius

Original Title: Genius

Year: 2016

Info

Release Dates

  • UK: June 10 2016
  • United States: June 10 2016

Plot

Based on the biography 'Max Perkins: Editor of Genius' by A. Scott Berg. This is the opera prima of Michael Grandage, who was artistic director of the acclaimed Donmar Warehouse in London from 2002-2011, when he succeeded Sam Mendes. With a screenplay written by John Logan ('The Aviator', 'Gladiator', 'Skyfall'), the film features a comprehensive cast formed by Colin Firth ('The King's Speech', 'A Single Man'), Jude Law ('Cold Mountain', 'The Talented Mr. Ripley'), Nicole Kidman ('The Hours', 'Australia'), Laura Linney ('Mr. Holmes, 'Kinsey') and Guy Pearce ('Memento', 'Animal Kingdom'). The film shows Thomas Wolfe, a man full of talent and a captivating personality that is a successful writer. Also it's Max Perkins, the man who discovered him and one of the most respected editors of that time. The friendship that these two men had was like a father to his son, but he will make Thomas Perkins several own follies of youth.

Awards

  • 2017 Goya Awards: 1 0

Cast

Director:

Michael Grandage Michael Grandage

Colin Firth

Colin Firth

Max Perkins

Jude Law

Jude Law

Thomas Wolfe

Nicole Kidman

Nicole Kidman

Aline Bernstein

Laura Linney

Laura Linney

Louise Saunders

Guy Pearce

Guy Pearce

F. Scott Fitzgerald

Dominic West

Dominic West

Ernest Hemingway

Vanessa Kirby

Vanessa Kirby

Zelda Fitzgerald

Videos

'El editor de libros' Trailer #2 1:34
'Genius' Spanish trailer 1:34

'Genius' Spanish trailer

October 16 2016

'Genius' Trailer 2:31

'Genius' Trailer

July 21 2016

Photos

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Trivia

Michael Fassbender

Michael Fassbender was cast as Thomas Wolfe but after the film was delayed, it caused scheduling conflicts and Fassbender dropped out. Jude Law later replaced him.

National Book Award

A. Scott Berg's biography 'Max Perkins: Editor of Genius', on which the film is based, won the National Book Award, upon the publication in 1978.

Michael Grandage

Michael Grandage's debut as director of a feature film.

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