Guy Pearce and Dominic West are set to play two of the most famous authors of the 20th century in Michael Grandage’s “Genius” for Desert Wolf Productions.
Adapted by “Skyfall” scribe and “Penny Dreadful” creator John Logan from A. Scott Berg’s book, the story follows the complex relationship between literary giant Thomas Wolfe (Jude Law) and iconic editor Max Perkins (Colin Firth).
Pearce will play the role of F. Scott Fitzgerald, whilst West will take on the role of Ernest Hemmingway. Nicole Kidman and Laura Linney are also onboard as Aline Bernstein and Louise Perkins respectively.
Filming begins next month at Shepperton Studios and on location in the UK.