The Professor and the Madman

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Status: Production As of October 2, 2016

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TBA | Drama Adaptation

In 1857, Professor James Murray sets about compiling the Oxford English Dictionary, one of the most ambitious projects ever undertaken. Dr. W.C. Minor submits more than 10,000 entries, but when the co... more

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Mel Gibson
Professor James Murray
Sean Penn
Dr. W.C. Minor
Ioan Gruffudd
Henry Bradley
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DIRECTOR

Farhad Safinia

Screenwriter

Farhad Safinia

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Storyline

In 1857, Professor James Murray sets about compiling the Oxford English Dictionary, one of the most ambitious projects ever undertaken. Dr. W.C. Minor submits more than 10,000 entries, but when the committee insists on honoring him, a shocking truth comes to light: Dr. Minor, an American Civil War veteran, is also an inmate at an asylum for the criminally insane.
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Trivia & Production Notes

  • Based on the book "The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of The Oxford English Dictionary" by Simon Winchester.
  • The project has been in development since 1998.

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