Michael Fassbender is a Genius January 10, 2011 Michael Fassbender rumoured for Max Perkins: Editor Of Genius. Michael Fassbender is reportedly in talks to join the forthcoming flick Genius. The actor is in talks for the film adaptation of the A. Scott Berg book Max Perkins: Editor Of Genius. The film follows the relationship between Perkins and author Thomas Wolfe. Fassbender is being consideration for the role of the editor. Fassbender is currently working on X-Men: First Class, in which he plays Magneto.