Greg Kinnear and Lauren Graham have joined the Universal Pictures and Spyglass drama “Flash of Genius” reports Variety.
Kinnear plays Robert Kearns, the inventor of the intermittent windshield wiper, who spent most of his life battling the Detroit automakers he charged with stealing his invention.
Graham, plays Phyllis Kearns, who watches her husband’s obsession with legal retribution suffocate their marriage and put a strain on their children.
Based on a New Yorker article by John Seabrook, the script was written by Phillip Railsback, Scott Frank and Marc Abraham. Abraham makes his directorial debut on the project, with production beginning in July in Toronto.