New Drama ‘Genius’ Now Playing In Limited Locations

A new drama called Genius, which is based on the life of editor Max Perkins, is opening in select theaters across the country this weekend. Based on the best-selling biographical novel by A. Scott Berg, the film follows Perkins’ extraordinary career working for Scribner Publishing, where he oversaw famous works by authors like Ernest Hemingway (A Farewell to Arms), F. Scott Fitzgerald (The Great Gatsby), and Thomas Wolfe (Look Homeward Angel), and simultaneously dealt with these authors’ personal dramas and often crippling addictions. Screenwriter John Logan (Gladiator, Spectre) adapted the script for director Michael Grandage (The Madness of King George, Bugs), who is making his directorial debut with this movie. Starring in the film are actors Colin Firth (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, The King’s Speech), Jude Law (Enemy at the Gates, The Grand Budapest Hotel), Nicole Kidman (Eyes Wide Shut, The Hours), Laura Linney (The Truman Show, Mystic River), Dominic West (300, The Wire), and Guy Pierce (LA Confidential, Lawless). The film debuted to positive response at the Berlin International Film Festival earlier this year, but won’t see official release in some European countries until as far as September. If you notice it in your local listings, be sure to check it out, and maybe escape the 95˚ weather we’ll be having this weekend. Either way, enjoy!

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