Michael Fassbender and Colin Firth to match wits in 'Genius'
Oscar winner Colin Firth ("The King’s Speech") and Michael Fassbender ("Prometheus," "X-Men: First Class") will show off their smarts in the upcoming "Genius."
Inspired by the real-life relationship between influential writer Thomas Wolfe (Fassbender) and his renowned editor Max Perkins (Firth), "Genius" is being written by the ever-busy John Logan ("Gladiator," "Hugo," "Skyfall"), and will be directed by London stage vet Michael Grandage.
"John Logan, Colin Firth and Michael Fassbender is an extraordinary line-up to work with and we are particularly delighted to bring Glen Basner and all at FilmNation onto the team to join us as we move forward," Michael Grandage and James Bierman said in a statement. "Together, we can all now look ahead to making this project a reality and bring this amazing story to the attention of audiences everywhere"