Magazine article Screen International

Indie Sales Acquires Biopic 'Adventures of A Mathematician' (Exclusive)

Magazine article Screen International

Indie Sales Acquires Biopic 'Adventures of A Mathematician' (Exclusive)

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Philippe Tlokinski and Esther Garrel join production in casting reshuffle.

Philippe Tlokinski

Paris-based company Indie Sales has acquired world rights to German director Thorsten Klein’s upcoming English-language debut Adventures Of A Mathematician, inspired by the life of late legendary Polish-American scientist Stanislaw Ulam, whose work contributed to the development of the hydrogen bomb as well as computers.

In separate news for the production, the company also revealed that Polish-French actor Philippe Tlokinski has been cast in the role of the protagonist Stanislaw, or Stan, alongside French actress Esther Garrel. Tlokinski replaces Jakub Gierszal who was originally announced for the role.

Born into a wealthy Jewish Polish family in 1909, talented young scientist Ulam fled his native country on the eve of its invasion in 1939 by Nazi Germany for the US. There, he played a central role in developing the country’s nuclear weapons alongside other legendary figures in the fields of science and mathematics such as Edward Teller and Jack Calkin.

Principal photography starts on September 10 on the production which is adapted from the Ulam’s own autobiography of the same title. Indie Sales is taking over the international sales mandate from Mongrel Media, which was previously attached to the project. …

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