Colin Firth and Jude Law face off in Genius trailer | EW.com

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Colin Firth and Jude Law go head-to-head in new Genius trailer

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Colin Firth and Jude Law spar as literary giants Maxwell Perkins and Thomas Wolfe in the new trailer for Genius.

Directed by Michael Grandage, who is making his directorial debut, Genius tells the story of the contentious relationship between Perkins (Firth) and Wolfe (Law) while the former served as an editor for writers like Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald.

Nicole Kidman plays Wolfe’s significant other, costume designer Aline Bernstein. Laura Linney, Guy Pearce, and Dominic West fill in the supporting cast of the biographical drama, with a script by John Logan adapted from A. Scott Berg’s 1978 book Max Perkins: Editor of Genius.

Roadside Attractions, which distributed the Best Picture-winning drama Spotlight last year, has already taken Genius to the 2016 Berlin International Film Festival ahead of a June 10 theatrical release. Watch the full trailer for Genius below.