Geoffrey Rush to Star as Einstein in Nat Geo Series “Genius”



Upcoming anthology series from National Geographic has tapped Oscar-winner to portray Albert Einstein. The series hails from Fox 21 Studios and Imagine .

The 10-episode series follows Albert Einstein, an imaginative, rebellious patent clerk, who couldn’t get a teaching or a doctorate, and wound up unlocking the mysteries of the atom and the universe.

Johnny Flynn will play the younger Einstein before his rise to fame. Imagine’s Ron Howard will direct the first episode which is based on Einstein: His Life and Universe by Walter Isaacson.

Brian Grazer, Howard, and Francie Calfo executive produce for Imagine, Gigi Pritzker and Rachel Shane executive produce for Oddlot, and Sam Sokolow and Jeff Cooney executive produce for EUE/Sokolow. Anna Culp and Melissa Rucker co-produce. Noah Pink and showrunner Ken Biller co-produce.

Rush is an Oscar, Golden Globe, and BAFTA award-winner for his performance in Shine, and has become award season mainstay and fan favorite for his work in films such as Shakespeare In Love, The Kings Speech, and Pirates Of The Caribbean.

He is repped by and Shanahan in Australia.

 | Staff Writer

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