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Faces & Names: Law to play Thomas Wolfe in ‘Genius’

Two-time Oscar nominee Jude Law has signed on to join Oscar winners Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman in “Genius,” which the Michael Grandage Co. announced will begin principal photography this fall.

Based on A. Scott Berg’s award-winning biography “Max Perkins: Editor of Genius,” the film recounts the real-life relationship between literary giant Thomas Wolfe (Law) and renowned editor Max Perkins (Firth), who developed a tender, complex friendship that changed both of their lives.

Pre-production will commence in August, and shooting will start on Oct. 13 in Britain and U.S.

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