Mel Gibson takes on the role of Professor James Murray, who begins work compiling words for the first edition of the Oxford English Dictionary in the mid-19th century. He ends up receiving over 10,000 entries from a patient at Broadmoor Criminal Lunatic Asylum , Dr William Minor, who is played by Sean Penn.
The film is said to delve into the “madness, genius and two obsessive men who changed the course of literary history.”
The movie comes from screenwriter Farhad Safinia (Apocalypto), and he will make his feature directing debut on the film. The movie also stars Natalie Dormer (Game of Thrones), Ioan Gruffudd (San Andreas), Jeremy Irvine (Mamma Mia! Here