Mel Gibson and Sean Penn are The Professor and the Madman on new poster

A new poster has arrived online for the upcoming biographical drama The Professor and the Madman featuring Mel Gibson as Professor James Murray and Sean Penn as Dr. W. C. Minor, two key figures in the creation of the Oxford English Dictionary.

See Also: Watch the trailer for The Professor and the Madman here

Although the film is yet to receive an official synopsis, the blurb for the book reads:

The making of the Oxford English Dictionary was one of the most ambitious projects ever undertaken. As definitions were collected, the overseeing committee, led by Professor James Murray, was stunned to discover that one man, Dr. W. C. Minor, had submitted more than ten thousand. But their surprise would pale in comparison to what they were about to discover when the committee insisted on honoring him. For Dr. Minor, an American Civil War veteran, was also an inmate at an asylum for the criminally insane.
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