Nicole Kidman (‘Stoker’) has reportedly landed a role alongside Michael Fassbender (‘Frank’) and Colin Firth (‘The King’s Speech’) in the Michael Grandage-directed ‘Genius.’
Penned by ‘Hugo’ scribe John Logan, the film is based on A. Scott Berg’s award-winning biography ‘Max Perkins: Editor of Genius’ and focuses on the relationship between literary giant Thomas Wolfe (Fassbender) and his long-time editor Max Perkins (played by Firth). The official synopsis can be found below:
“Finding fame and critical success at a young age, Wolfe is a blazing talent with a larger-than-life personality to match. Perkins is one of the most respected and well-known literary editors of all time, discovering such iconic novelists as F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway.
Wolfe and Perkins develop a tender, complex friendship. Transformative and irrepressible, this friendship will change the lives of these brilliant, but very different men forever.”
Kidman, whose next, the Grace Kelly biopic ‘Grace of Monaco’ hits cinemas June 6th, previously worked with Firth on last year’s ‘The Railway Man,’ the Paul King-directed ‘Paddington,’ and the upcoming thriller ‘Before I Go To Sleep.’