Uncover the ‘Genius’ transformative bond between book editor Maxwell Perkins and novelist Thomas Wolfe in the new trailer for the upcoming biopic. The trailer was released by Roadside Attractions and Lionsgate, which will distribute the drama in theaters on June 10.

The film, which features Colin Firth as Perkins and Law as Wolfe, marks the feature film directorial debut of Tony Award-winning helmer Michael Grandage. The screenplay for ‘Genius,’ which is based on the biography ‘Max Perkins: Editor of Genius’ by A. Scott Berg, was written by John Logan, who has also penned the scripts for such films as ‘Gladiator,’ ‘The Aviator’ and ‘Skyfall.’

‘Genius’ follows the complex friendship and 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. Besides Firth and Law, the biographical drama also stars Nicole Kidman as Aline Bernstein, a costume designer sharing a tumultuous relationship with Wolfe; Laura Linney as Louise Perkins, Perkins’ wife and a talented playwright; Guy Pearce as F. Scott Fitzgerald; and Dominic West as Ernest Hemingway.

Watch the newly released trailer for ‘Genius’ below.

New Genius Trailer Shows Colin Firth and Jude Law's Friendship and Professional Relationship
(L-R) Colin Firth as Max Perkins and Jude Law as Thomas Wolfe in ‘Genius.’
Photo credit: Marc Brenner

Written by: Karen Benardello

By Karen Benardello

As a graduate of LIU Post with a B.F.A in Journalism, Print and Electronic, Karen Benardello serves as ShockYa's Senior Movies & Television Editor. Her duties include interviewing filmmakers and musicians, and scribing movie, television and music reviews and news articles. As a New York City-area based journalist, she's a member of the guilds, New York Film Critics Online and the Women Film Critics Circle.

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