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:
  • John Logan
  • A. Scott Berg

Stars:
Release Date: 2016-06-10
themoviedb icon 6.4/10
  • Country: GB, US
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 104
  • Revenue: $5,681,622
Laura Linney
Laura Linney
Louise Saunders
Nicole Kidman
Nicole Kidman
Aline Bernstein
Vanessa Kirby
Vanessa Kirby
Zelda Fitzgerald
Colin Firth
Colin Firth
Max Perkins
Corey Johnson
Corey Johnson
John Wheelock
Guy Pearce
Guy Pearce
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Jude Law
Jude Law
Thomas Wolfe
Dominic West
Dominic West
Ernest Hemingway
Elaine Caulfield
Elaine Caulfi...
Mabel Wolfe
Demetri Goritsas
Demetri Gorit...
John Wheelock
Harry Attwell
Harry Attwell
Assistant Editor
Angela Ashton
Angela Ashton
Bertha Perkins
Eve Bracken
Eve Bracken
Zippy Perkins
Gillian Hanna
Gillian Hanna
Julia Wolfe
Miquel Brown
Miquel Brown
Eleanor, Perkins' Maid
Rosy Benjamin
Rosy Benjamin
Scribner's Staff
Richard Dempsey
Richard Demps...
Director
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