Guy Pearce and Dominic West Join Jude Law and Nicole Kidman in "Genius"

News   Guy Pearce and Dominic West Join Jude Law and Nicole Kidman in "Genius"
 
The literary drama "Genius" has added two more names to its star-studded cast, according to Deadline.com.

Guy Pearce and Dominic West have joined Colin Firth, Jude Law, Nicole Kidman and Laura Linney in the film adaptation of A. Scott Berg's book, which is written by Tony Award winner John Logan.

The film will recount the relationship between Thomas Wolfe and editor Max Perkins. Wolfe will be played by Law, and Logan will be played by Firth. Kidman will play Aline Bernstein

Pearce, an Emmy winner for "Mildred Pierce," has starred in the films "The King's Speech," "The Hurt Locker" and "Memento." He will play F. Scott Fitzgerald. West, whose screen credits include "The Hour," "The Wire" and "Pride," and who starred in Design for Living, will play Ernest Hemingway.

Law has performed on Broadway in Hamlet and Indiscretions. A two-time Academy Award nominee, his screen credits include "Cold Mountain," "The Talented Mr. Ripley" and "Sherlock Holmes." Kidman has appeared on Broadway in The Blue Room. She won an Academy Award for her performance in "The Hours" and was nominated for "Moulin Rouge!" and "Rabbit Hole." Firth is an Academy Award winner for "The King's Speech" and was nominated for "A Single Man." His screen credits also include "Love Actually" and "Mamma Mia!"

Tony Award winner Michael Grandage (Red, Frost/Nixon) will direct.  Logan wrote the Tony-winning play Red and I'll Eat You Last: A Chat With Sue Mengers. He is a three-time Academy Award nominee for "Hugo," "The Aviator" and "Gladiator."

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