Magazine article Screen International

Jude Law Joins Genius

Magazine article Screen International

Jude Law Joins Genius

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EXCLUSIVE: Jude Law, riding high on reviews for his performance as a foul-mouthed gangster in Dom Hemingway, is switching gears and will play literary titan Thomas Wolfe.

Law joins Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman on the drama that reunites his co-stars after The Railway Man. FilmNation handles international sales.

Former Donmar Warehouse artistic director Michael Grandage makes his feature directorial debut and production is set to commence on October 13. The film will shoot in the UK and US.

John Logan adapted the screenplay from A Scott Berg's biography Max Perkins: Editor Of Genius, which chronicles the complex friendship between Wolfe and Perkins.

Firth will play Perkins. Michael Fassbender had been attached to play Wolfe, however the confirmation of Law adds impetus to what bears the hallmarks of becoming a potential awards prospect for the 2015-16 season.

Grandage and James Bierman of The Michael Grandage Company (MGC) are producing alongside Logan, with Tim Bevan on board as executive producer. …

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