Michael Fassbender looks set to join the cast of “Genius”, according to the latest reports.
The “Inglorious Bastards” actor is in talks to star in the film adaption of the book by A. Scott Berg entitled Max Perkins: Editor Of Genius, according to The Playlist.
The film will chart the turbulent relationship between Perkins and author Thomas Wolfe.
Fassbender is rumored to be contending for the role of the editor, while Sean Penn could possible play Wolfe.
Fassbender has just completed filming “X-Men: First Class”, which is due to open on June 3.
Ihe Irish actor is reportedly dating his “X-Men” co-star Zoe Kravitz. The ten year age gap doesn’t seem to bother the actors.
Speaking about that acting process in a recent interview with Vogue Magazine, the star was modest about his skills.
“I read an interview with [Ireland’s former football captain] Roy Keane and he said: ‘I may not be able to dribble like Giggs, or pass the ball like Beckham. So I just have to work harder than anybody else.’ That might be him giving a humble description of himself, bit it’s a pretty good work ethic to apply to everything. I bring a very pragmatic, practical process to acting. The boring stuff. It’s about graft. It’s as simple as that. When I get a script I’ll just read it, read it, read it - 200 times - over and over until I’m sick of it. And then you can have your fun with it.”