Magazine article Screen International

Jakub Gierszal to Play Math Genius in 'Adventures of A Mathematician'

Magazine article Screen International

Jakub Gierszal to Play Math Genius in 'Adventures of A Mathematician'

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Jakub Gierszal, a Berlinale Shooting Star in 2012, has been cast to play Polish mathematician Stanislaw Ulam in Thor Klein's Adventures Of A Mathematician.

In addition, the Canadian producer of Maudie - Mary Young Leckie's Solo Productions - has boarded the project as co-producer with German producer Lena Vurma's Dragonfly Films and Polish producer Joanna Szymanska's Shipsboy.

The mostly English-language project, which has secured funding from the Polish-German Film Fund, is scheduled to start shooting in early 2018. It will be Klein's second feature following 2013 science-themed mystery thriller Lost Place.

Gierszal is also starring in Agnieszka Holland's Berlin competition title Spoor and has credits including 2016 Sundance hits The Lure and Morris From America.

Born in Poland, Ulam moved to the US in the 1930s where his ideas helped to create the hydrogen bomb and the first computer. …

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