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IFC Films Acquires Math Genius Biopic ‘The Man Who Knew Infinity,’ with Jeremy Irons and Dev Patel

IFC Films Acquires Math Genius Biopic 'The Man Who Knew Infinity,' with Jeremy Irons and Dev Patel

IFC Films has acquired North American rights to writer/director Matthew Brown’s “The Man Who Knew Infinity,” a biopic of self-taught Indian math genius Ramanujan (Dev Patel), who fights prejudice at Cambridge University on the eve of World War I with the help of professor and mentor G.H. Hardy (Jeremy Irons).   

READ MORE: “TIFF: In Defense of the Conventional Movie, from ‘Spotlight’ to ‘The Man Who Knew Infinity”

The recent TIFF world premiere, which TOH!’s Meredith Brody praised for its “earnest,” “resonant” lead performances, co-stars Stephen Fry and Toby Jones. IFC’s upcoming slate also includes Matteo Garrone’s Cannes entry “Tale of Tales,” and “Weekend” writer/director Andrew Haigh’s Berlin prizewinner, “45 Years.”

READ MORE: “Watch: Tom Courtenay and Andrew Haigh Dig into ’45 Years’ (Exclusive Video)”

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