Genius (2016)

Max Perkins discovered Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald. But he never met anyone like Thomas Wolfe.

  • Genre: Drama, History
  • Release Date: 2016-06-10
  • User Rating: 6.5/10 from 468 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 44min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Pinewood Pictures
  • Production Country: United Kingdom, United States of America
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New York in the 1920s. Max Perkins, a literary editor is the first to sign such subsequent literary greats as Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald. When a sprawling, chaotic 1,000-page manuscript by an unknown writer falls into his hands, Perkins is convinced he has discovered a literary genius.

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  • Colin Firth

    as Max Perkins
  • Jude Law

    as Thomas Wolfe
  • Nicole Kidman

    as Aline Bernstein
  • Laura Linney

    as Louise Saunders
  • Guy Pearce

    as F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Dominic West

    as Ernest Hemingway
  • Vanessa Kirby

    as Zelda Fitzgerald
  • Demetri Goritsas

    as John Wheelock
  • Harry Attwell

    as Assistant Editor
  • Angela Ashton

    as Bertha Perkins
  • Eve Bracken

    as Zippy Perkins
  • Gillian Hanna

    as Julia Wolfe
  • Corey Johnson

    as John Wheelock
  • Miquel Brown

    as Eleanor, Perkins' Maid
  • Rosy Benjamin

    as Scribner's Staff
  • Elaine Caulfield

    as Mabel Wolfe
  • Richard Dempsey

    as Director
  • Katya Watson

    as Jane Perkins
  • Lorna Doherty

    as Peggy Perkins
  • Makenna McBrierty

    as Nancy Perkins
  • Lucy Briers

    as Miss Wyckoff
  • Ray Strasser King

    as James, Mailroom Clerk
  • David Altaner

    as Scribner's Staff
  • Charles Dinsdale

    as Scribner's Staff
  • Erick Hayden

    as Scribner's Staff
  • Kenneth Hazeldine

    as Scribner's Staff
  • Oliver King

    as Scribner's Staff
  • Alex Large

    as Scribner's Staff
  • Charlotte Longfield

    as Scribner's Staff
  • Nick Mercer

    as Scribner's Staff
  • Kim Rosenfeld

    as Scribner's Staff
  • James Wallace

    as Scribner's Staff
  • Katherine Kingsley

    as Purring Woman
  • Richard Clark

    as Guest at Purring Woman's Table
  • Stella McCabe

    as Guest at Purring Woman's Table
  • Christopher Oram

    as Guest at Purring Woman's Table
  • Mike Vessey

    as Guest at Purring Woman's Table
  • Maddie Rice

    as Actress
  • Ian Drysdale

    as Actor
  • Alistair Sanderson

    as Lighting Technician
  • Alexander Scrivens

    as Lighting Technician
  • Cassandra Nina

    as Woman at Bar
  • Pamela Okoroafor

    as Woman at Bar
  • Kenji Fenton

    as Band
  • Neville Malcolm

    as Band
  • Winston Rollins

    as Band
  • Chris Storr

    as Band
  • Frank Tontoh

    as Band
  • Jamal Crawford

    as Dancer
  • Kemi Durosinmi

    as Dancer
  • Jo Dyce

    as Dancer
  • Kevin Ketti

    as Dancer
  • Lesley Mutombo-Agbepa

    as Dancer
  • Joshua Robinson

    as Dancer
  • Andrew Byron

    as Grand Central Station Conductor
  • Jane Perry

    as John Hopkins Hospital Nurse
  • James Bierman

    as Funeral Minister
  • Trina Dillon

    as Effie Wolfe
  • Gary Thomsett

    as Frank Wolfe
  • Mark Phillimore

    as Frederick Wolfe
Production Jina Jay Casting
Writing John Logan Screenplay
Production John Logan Producer
Editing Chris Dickens Editor
Camera Ben Davis Director of Photography
Art Mark Digby Production Design
Costume & Make-Up Jane Petrie Costume Design
Production James Bierman Producer
Sound Adam Cork Original Music Composer
Directing Michael Grandage Director
Production Michael Grandage Producer
Writing A. Scott Berg Novel
Writing A. Scott Berg Book
Production James J. Bagley Executive Producer