London, UK – October 22 – Genius, the debut feature film from theatre director and producer Michael Grandage, moves its shoot to Shepperton studios this weekend. Pinewood Pictures is providing equity funding for the film, which is produced by James Bierman and stars Colin Firth, Nicole Kidman, Jude Law, Guy Pearce, Dominic West and Laura Linney.
Written by John Logan (Skyfall, Penny Dreadful), GENIUS centres on the real-life relationship between literary giant Thomas Wolfe and renowned editor Max Perkins (Colin 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.
Genius is the 12th film backed with equity from Pinewood.