The Professor and the Madman Trailer
Farhad Safinia‘s The Professor and the Madman (2019) movie trailer stars Mel Gibson, Sean Penn, Natalie Dormer, Jennifer Ehle, and Ioan Gruffudd. The Professor and the Madman‘s plot synopsis: “The film is based on the 1998 book, the true story of the creation of the Oxford English Dictionary — a tale that delves into madness, genius and two obsessive men who changed the course of literary history. Gibson will play Professor James Murray, who in 1857 set about compiling the OED, one of the most ambitious projects ever undertaken. Penn will play Dr. W. C. Minor, who submitted more than 10,000 entries but was also an inmate at an asylum for the criminally insane.”
The Professor and the Madman also stars Jeremy Irvine, Aidan McArdle, Adam Fergus, Kieran O’Reilly, Brendan Patricks, Bryan Murray, and Brian Fortune.
The Professor and the Madman was written by Farhad Safinia, John Boorman, and Todd Komarnicki.
The history of The Professor and the Madman:
The film was shot in 2016 and was expected for a late 2017 release, but following a lawsuit in July 2017 between Gibson’s Icon Productions and Voltage Pictures over controlling certain aspects of production, including final cut, the film was shelved. But after a judge denied Gibson’s motion, the rights to the film were open to business and Vertical Entertainment acquired the rights in January.
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