Genius (2016)

New York in the 1920s. Max Perkins, literary editor at Scribner’s Sons is the first to sign such subsequent literary greats as Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald. When a sprawling, chaotic 1,000-page manuscript by an unknown writer named Thomas Wolfe falls into his hands, Perkins is convinced he has discovered a literary genius. Together the two men set out to work on a version for publication and a seemingly endless struggle over every single phrase ensues. During this process, Perkins the gentle family man and Wolfe the eccentric author become close – a relationship eyed with suspicion by their wives. When ‘Look Homeward, Angel’ becomes a resounding success, the writer grows increasingly paranoid.

Directing:
  • Michael Grandage
Writing:
  • Michael Grandage
  • John Logan
  • A. Scott Berg
metacritic icon 6.2/10
themoviedb icon 6.4/10
  • Release Date: 2016-06-10
  • Views: 28
  • Country: GB, US
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 104
  • Revenue: $5,681,622
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Dominic West

Ernest Hemingway

Nicole Kidman

Aline Bernstein

Jude Law

Thomas Wolfe

Colin Firth

Max Perkins

Guy Pearce

F. Scott Fitzgerald

Laura Linney

Louise Saunders

Vanessa Kirby

Zelda Fitzgerald

Demetri Goritsas

John Wheelock

Harry Attwell

Assistant Editor

Angela Ashton

Bertha Perkins

Eve Bracken

Zippy Perkins

Gillian Hanna

Julia Wolfe

Corey Johnson

John Wheelock

Miquel Brown

Eleanor, Perkins' Maid

Rosy Benjamin

Scribner's Staff

Elaine Caulfield

Mabel Wolfe
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