Now this film vehicle sounds way interesting...
Sean Penn is currently in talks to star in "Genius," a film about the eccentric literary editor who oversaw the release of works by F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway.
The property is based on A. Scott Berg's National Book Award-winning 2008 biography, "Max Perkins: Editor of Genius." It centers on the relationship between the fedora-wearing editor-in-chief at New York publishing house Scribner and a young Thomas Wolfe, though the script is peopled with literary characters.
It will be directed by Bill Pohlad, who hasn't shot a movie since the 1990 indie "Old Explorers." In recent years, he has focused on producing films through his River Road banner, including "Brokeback Mountain," "The Runaways" and the Penn-directed "Into the Wild."