BY ANDREA PARK @scandreapark 06/09/2016 AT 02:00 PM EDT
In this exclusive clip from upcoming biographical drama Genius, you can cut the tension with a butter knife.
The dinnertime scene begins with Look Homeward, Angel author Thomas Wolfe, played by Jude Law, describing the major role costume designer Aline Bernstein (Nicole Kidman) has played in the production of his latest novel.
Bernstein shakes off the praise, turning instead to Maxwell Perkins (Colin Firth), the famous editor of authors like Wolfe, Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald.
"Tom speaks of your contribution with such passion," Bernstein tells Perkins, reminding Wolfe that Perkins "is the genius who made all of your dreams come true."
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