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by Michael Grandage


New York in the 1920s. Max Perkins, literary editor at Scribner’s Sons is the first to sign such subsequent literary greats as Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald. When a sprawling, chaotic 1,000-page manuscript by an unknown writer named Thomas Wolfe falls into his hands, Perkins is convinced he has discovered a literary genius. Together the two men set out to work on a version for publication and a seemingly endless struggle over every single phrase ensues. During this process, Perkins the gentle family man and Wolfe the eccentric author become close – a relationship eyed with suspicion by their wives. When ‘Look Homeward, Angel’ becomes a resounding success, the writer grows increasingly paranoid.

international title: Genius
original title: Genius
country: United States, United Kingdom
sales agent: FilmNation Entertainment [US]
year: 2016
genre: fiction
directed by: Michael Grandage
film run: 104'
release date: SE 12/02/2016, FR 27/07/2016
screenplay: John Logan
cast: Nicole Kidman, Jude Law, Colin Firth, Laura Linney, Dominic West, Guy Pearce, Vanessa Kirby
cinematography by: Ben Davis
film editing: Chris Dickens
art director: Mark Digby
costumes designer: Jane Petrie
music: Adam Cork
producer: Michael Grandage, James Bierman, John Logan
co-producer: Tracey Seaward
production: Riverstone Pictures, Michael Grandage Company, Desert Wolf Productions [US]
distributor: Ascot Elite Entertainment Group, Future Film Oy Ab, Telepool, Seven Films, Mars Films Distribution
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