Genius (2016)

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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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Movie Score: 6.5/10 from 170 votes
Release Date: 2016-06-10
Status: Released
Run time: 104 min / 1:44
Production Studio : Desert Wolf Productions, Michael Grandage Company, Pinewood Pictures, Riverstone Pictures
Production Countries: United Kingdom, United States of America
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Genius Casts

Colin Firth
as Max Perkins
Jude Law
as Thomas Wolfe
Nicole Kidman
as Aline Bernstein
Laura Linney
as Louise Saunders
Guy Pearce
as F. Scott Fitzgerald
Dominic West
as Ernest Hemingway
Vanessa Kirby
as Zelda Fitzgerald
Demetri Goritsas
as John Wheelock
Harry Attwell
as Assistant Editor
Angela Ashton
as Bertha Perkins
Eve Bracken
as Zippy Perkins
Gillian Hanna
as Julia Wolfe
Corey Johnson
as John Wheelock
Miquel Brown
as Eleanor, Perkins' Maid
Rosy Benjamin
as Scribner's Staff
Elaine Caulfield
as Mabel Wolfe
Richard Dempsey
as Director

Genius Crew

Production Jina Jay Casting
Writing John Logan Screenplay
Production John Logan Producer
Editing Chris Dickens Editor
Camera Ben Davis Director of Photography
Art Mark Digby Production Design
Costume & Make-Up Jane Petrie Costume Design
Production James Bierman Producer
Sound Adam Cork Original Music Composer
Directing Michael Grandage Director
Production Michael Grandage Producer
Writing A. Scott Berg Novel
Writing A. Scott Berg Book