Jude Law has signed on to replace Michael Fassbender in the new drama “Genius” at FilmNation.
Based on the A. Scott Berg book “Max Perkins: Editor of Genius,” the story centers on the life-changing friendship between iconic author Thomas Wolfe (Jude Law) and his longtime editor Max Perkins (Colin Firth).
Perkins discovered other famous authors such as F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway. Nicole Kidman also stars though it isn’t known what role she is playing.
Michael Grandage (“The Madness of King George”) is directing from an adapted screenplay by John Logan (“Skyfall”). Michael Grandage and James Bierman are producing and shooting is scheduled to begin this Fall in the UK.