Firth & Kidman Reunite Yet Again in 'Genius' with Michael Fassbender
After starring in both The Railway Man (hitting limited theaters this weekend) and Paddington (arriving this holiday season), Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman are getting together on the big screen yet again. NY Daily News has learned that Kidman will join Firth in Genius, a film about literary editor Max Perkins (who worked with the likes of Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Thomas Wolfe). The film follows the relationship between Perkins (Firth) and Wolfe, played by Michael Fassbender. But it's not clear what role Kidman will have in the drama from Hugo writer John Logan, adapted from Perkins' biography.
Back in November of 2012, the film was said to depict Perkins as a man who "served these authors not only as editor extraordinaire but also as critic, psychoanalyst, father-confessor, and devoted friend." Michael Grandage, a theater director, is making his feature film debut with the film that Firth says solidified Kidman as his "work wife." The star of Love Actually said, "Once you develop a connection with somebody, it helps you from job to job. I think her versatility is extraordinary. It’s not just about the extraordinary results she produces, but also the choices she makes are a testament to the kind of mentality she has.”