Lauren Ace to join Riot
Lauren Ace is to join Riot ...
Two Granta titles on Thwaites Wainwright shortlist
Two Granta titles have been...
Downton Abbey duo go to Headline
Headline Publishing has acq...
New Bookomi “buy to view” video channel to assert r.r.p.
Bookomi Live—a new pl...
Morpurgo helms WW1 anthology
Michael Morpurgo will edit ...
Firth and Fassbender to star in literary drama
07.11.12 | Bookseller Staff
Colin Firth and Michael Fassbender are to star in a film about the relationship between writer Thomas Wolfe and his editor, based on A. Scott Berg's biography Max Perkins: Editor of Genius.
"Skyfall" writer John Logen will adapt the script with Michael Grandage to direct "Genius", according to the Telegraph.
Grandage said: "John Logan, Colin Firth and Michael Fassbender is an extraordinary line-up to work with. Together, we can all now look ahead to making this project a reality and bring this amazing story to the attention of audiences everywhere."
"Genius" will follow Wolfe's rise in the literary scene and his turbulent friendship with Perkins, who also discovered F Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway. Perkins remained Wolfe's literary executor after the author's death in 1938.
Shooting for the project is scheduled to begin in early 2014. Max Perkins: Editor of Genius, which won a National Book Award, is published by Pan.