Guy Pearce to play F. Scott Fitzgerald in 'Genius'

Actor Guy Pearce will portray the role of The Great Gatsby author F. Scott Fitzgerald in new movie “Genius”

IANS| Last Updated: Sep 27, 2014, 19:38 PM IST

Los Angeles: Actor Guy Pearce will portray the role of The Great Gatsby author F. Scott Fitzgerald in new movie “Genius”

Theatre director Michael Grandage will make his feature film debut with the big screen adaptation of A. Scott Berg's award-wining biography Max Perkins: Editor of Genius.

The story will talk about the relationship between American novelist Thomas Wolfe, played by Jude Law, and his editor Max Perkins, who will be portrayed by Colin Firth, reports contactmusic.com.

The film will also feature Nicole Kidman as costume designer and writer Aline Bernstein, who was romantically linked to Wolfe in the 1920s, and Laura Linney as Perkins' wife, Louise.

Production on the project is due to begin in Britain next month.