|Fassbender & Firth in 'Genius' is... Genius!|
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Colin Firth and Michael Fassbender are set to star in Genius, based on A. Scott Berg's National Book Award winning biography Max Perkins: Editor of Genius.The film will chart the real-life relationship between literary giant Thomas Wolfe (Fassbender) and renowned editor Max Perkins (Firth), who developed a tender, complex friendship that changed the lives of both men forever.
I also went to Michael's wikipedia page to update it with the Genius info, and then I reviewed Maxwell Perkins' wiki and this is what I found about Max and Thomas:
The greatest professional challenge Perkins ever faced was posed by Thomas Wolfe, whose talent was matched only by his lack of artistic self-discipline. Unlike most writers, who are often blocked, words poured out of Wolfe. A blessing in some ways, this was a curse too, as Wolfe was greatly attached to each sentence he wrote. After a tremendous struggle, Perkins induced Wolfe to cut 90,000 words from his first novel, Look Homeward, Angel (1929). His next, Of Time and the River (1935), was the result of a two-year battle during which Wolfe kept writing more and more pages in the face of an ultimately victorious effort by Perkins to hold the line on size. Grateful to Perkins at first for discovering him and helping him realize his potential, Wolfe later came to resent the popular perception that he owed his success to his editor. Wolfe left Scribner's after numerous fights with Perkins. Despite this, Perkins served as Wolfe's literary executor after his early death in 1938 and was considered by Wolfe to be his closest friend.
This movie sounds very interesting. Upon first reading about this, I thought that this was going to be a gay love story, especially when you read "tender" and "complex" in one sentence, and I would soooo be down with that. But, I think it's just two compassionate guys who work so close together to create moving literary works that it translated into a special bond between them.
I don't know how Michael does it, but he will have a full plate for 2013-2014. So much so, that I would start a campaign to make him slow down if another film is announced that he'll star in... I mean really, does he want to get us Fassbendered out?
Nah! that ain't never gonna happen boy! Working this hard, Michael, Daddy Fassbender and Michael's BFF Emerson need to go on another cross-country motorcycle ride, he'll deserve it!
Source: The Hollywood Reporter