08/04/2010 06:55 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Sean Penn To Play Editor Max Perkins In 'Genius'?

"Genius," the story of literary editor Max Perkins, is getting another shot at the screen.

Bill Pohlad, the producer-financier behind River Road Entertainment, is boarding to direct the showy drama and is in talks with longtime collaborator Sean Penn to star as Perkins.

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