Genius is a film - Directed by Michael Grandage and starring Colin Firth, Jude Law, Nicole Kidman & Laura Linney!

Based on the National Book Award winning biography Max Perkins: Editor of Genius, by A. Scott Berg, Genius centers on the real-life relationship between literary giant Thomas Wolfe (Law) and renowned editor Max Perkins (Firth). Finding fame and critical success at a young age, Wolfe is a blazing talent with a larger-than-life personality to match. Perkins is one of the most respected and well-known literary editors of all time, discovering such iconic novelists as F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway. Wolfe and Perkins develop a tender, complex friendship. Transformative and irrepressible, this friendship will change the lives of these brilliant, but very different men forever.

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  • Director
    Michael Grandage
  • Writer (Based On The Book By)
    A. Scott Berg
  • Writer (Screenplay)
    John Logan


  • Max Perkins
    Colin Firth
  • Thomas Wolfe
    Jude Law
  • Aline Bernstein
    Nicole Kidman
  • Louise Saunders
    Laura Linney

Show Information

  • Preview Date
    November 26, 1999
  • Opening Date
    November 26, 2014
  • Closing Date
    November 26, 1999


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