Mel Gibson & Sean Penn in Trailer for 'The Professor and the Madman'

"When I read, I can fly out of this place on the backs of books..." The first official trailer has debuted for a film titled The Professor and the Madman, a drama from Iranian filmmaker Farhad Safinia, who wrote the screenplay for Mel Gibson's Apocalypto. In Safinia's The Professor and the Madman, Mel Gibson stars as James Murray, a professor at Oxford who is hired to work on compiling the first edition of the Oxford English Dictionary. During the course of his fastidious work, he receives over 10,000 entries from a patient and convincted murderer at the Broadmoor Criminal Lunatic Asylum, a man known as Dr. William Chester Minor, played by Sean Penn. The cast also includes Natalie Dormer, Jennifer Ehle, Ioan Gruffudd, Jeremy Irvine, Aidan McArdle, Brendan Patricks, and Adam Fergus. We've all been curious to see what the footage looks like, considering Penn and Gibson are odd picks,
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