Genius

Overview

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.

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  1. A. Scott Berg

    Novel

  2. Michael Grandage

    Director

  3. John Logan

    Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Colin Firth

    Colin Firth

    Max Perkins

  2. Jude Law

    Jude Law

    Thomas Wolfe

  3. Nicole Kidman

    Nicole Kidman

    Aline Bernstein

  4. Laura Linney

    Laura Linney

    Louise Saunders

  5. Guy Pearce

    Guy Pearce

    F. Scott Fitzgerald

  6. Dominic West

    Dominic West

    Ernest Hemingway

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 44m

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  • June 10, 2016
    PG-13, Theatrical

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