Jude Law, Nicole Kidman and Colin Firth Cast in John Logan's "Genius"
28 Apr 2014
Tony nominee Jude Law has joined Academy Award winners Nicole Kidman and Colin Firth in the historical literary drama film "Genius," Deadline.com reports.
The film adaptation of A. Scott Berg's book, which is written by Tony Award winner John Logan, recounts 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.
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 inThe 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!"
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.