A movie about the masterful art of book editing might not seem like the most obvious summer fare, but fresh out of the Berlin Film Festival, Roadside Attractions are betting on “Genius” attracting the audience that doesn’t cozy up to blockbuster fare. And the first trailer for the drama has arrived.
Starring Colin Firth, Jude Law, Nicole Kidman, Laura Linney, Guy Pearce and Dominic West, the film from Michael Grandage tells the story of famed editor Maxwell Perkins and his creative relationship and friendship with renowned “Look Homeward, Angel” author Thomas Wolfe. Here’s the synopsis:
From Academy Award-nominated screenwriter JOHN LOGAN (Gladiator, The Aviator, Hugo, Skyfall) and acclaimed, Tony Award-winning director MICHAEL GRANDAGE in his feature film debut, comes Genius, a stirring drama about the complex friendship and transformative professional relationship between the world-renowned book editor Maxwell Perkins (who discovered F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway) and the larger-than-life literary giant Thomas Wolfe. Based on the biography “Max Perkins: Editor of Genius” by A. SCOTT BERG, Genius stars COLIN FIRTH as Perkins, JUDE LAW as Wolfe, NICOLE KIDMAN as Aline Bernstein, a costume designer sharing a tumultuous relationship with Wolfe, LAURA LINNEY as Louise Perkins, Max’s wife and a talented playwright, GUY PEARCE as F. Scott Fitzgerald and DOMINIC WEST as Ernest Hemingway.
“Genius” opens on June 10th. Watch below.