9 April 2014 7:17 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

A few casting notices to report: Nicole Kidman will reportedly join the cast of Genius, which centers on the relationship between author Thomas Wolfe (Michael Fassbender) and his editor Max Perkins (Colin Firth). Adrien Brody will star opposite Salma Hayek and Shoreh Aghdashl in the thriller The Septembers of Shiraz, set during the Islamic revolution in Iran. Mark Rylance is in negotiations to play the Mad Hatter's father in the Alice in Wonderland sequel. Hit the jump for more on each project. Kidman and Forth have joined forces for three 2014 releases: The Railway Man, Before I Go to Sleep, and Paddington.  The Daily News spoke to Firth and casually notes that Kidman is on board for Genius too.  Michael Grandage will direct Genius.  Here is the press release synopsis: Based on the National Book Award winning biography Max Perkins: Editor of Genius, by A. Scott Berg, Genius centers on the »

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