Genius Movie

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Who's Involved:

Nicole Kidman, Colin Firth, Jude Law, Guy Pearce, John Logan, Michael Grandage, A. Scott Berg, James Bierman

Release Date:

Friday, June 10, 2016 (Limited)

some thematic elements and suggestive content

Runtime: 1 hr, 44 m
Language: English

Plot: What's the story about?

GENIUS centers on the real-life relationship between literary giant Thomas Wolfe and renowned editor Max Perkins (Firth).

Finding fame and critical success at a young age, Wolfe is a blazing talent with a larger-than-life personality to match. Perkins is one of the most respected and well-known literary editors of all time, discovering such iconic novelists as F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway.

Wolfe and Perkins develop a tender, complex friendship. Transformative and irrepressible, this friendship will change the lives of these brilliant, but very different men forever.

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Who stars in Genius: Cast List

... Max Perkins

"1917" , "The Secret Garden"  

... Aline Bernstein

"Just Go With It" , "Aquaman"  

... Thomas Wolfe

"Side Effects" , "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 3"  

Who's making Genius: Crew List

A look at the Genius behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's writer John Logan last wrote Spectre and Jersey Boys.


John Logan


James Bierman
John Logan
Guy Pearce

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Production: What we know about Genius?

Key Facts

  1. Based on an inspirational true story. Adapted from A. Scott Berg's biography, "Max Perkins: Editor of Genius."

Filming Timeline

  1. October 2015: The film was in Completed status.
  2. June 2015: The film was in Post-Production status.
  3. June 2014: The film was in Pre-Production status.
  4. November 2012: The film was in Pre-Production status.
  5. Principal photography is scheduled to start early in 2014. FilmNation Entertainment will handle international sales.

  6. November 2012: The film was in Announced status.
  7. August 2010: The film was in Development status.
  8. August 2010: The film was in Announced status.
  9. December 1969: The film was in Concept status.

Genius Release Date: When was the film released?

Genius was released in 2016 on Friday, June 10, 2016 (Limited release). There were 10 other movies released on the same date, including Now You See Me 2, The Conjuring 2 and WarCraft.

When will the movie be on DVD?

To Be Announced (TBA)

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