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.
Written by: Karen Benardello