Sean Penn is Genius

Sean Penn to play literary editor Max Perkins?

Sean Penn is talks to star in Genius, the story of literary editor Max Perkins.

The story follows Perkins, “the fedora-wearing eccentric editor-in-chief at New York publishing house Scribner, where he oversaw the release of works by F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway.”

The film would focus on Perkins’ relationship with a young Thomas Wolfe. Bill Pohlad is on board to direct the project.