Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Cannes: Lionsgate Nabs U.S. Rights to 'Genius' With Colin Firth

by Rebecca Ford 5/13/2015 12:41am PDT

Colin Firth

On the first official day of the Cannes film festival, Lionsgate has nabbed U.S. rights to hot project Genius, starring Colin Firth.

Directed by Michael Grandage, the film, also starring Nicole Kidman, Jude Law and Guy Pearce, has been considered one of the hottest projects going into the festival.

The film, now in postroduction, is an adaptation of A. Scott Berg's biography about renowned book editor Max Perkins, who worked with Thomas Wolfe, Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald. Kingsman: The Secret Service actor Firth stars as Perkins, while Law plays Wolfe.

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