Wayne Wang to Direct Albert Einstein Biopic (Berlin)

2:16 PM PST 02/10/2011 by Borys Kit
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"Rain Man" and "My Best Friend's Wedding" scribe Ron Bass is also attached to the project.

BERLIN -- Albert Einstein is getting the biopic treatment from director Wayne Wang and screenwriter Ron Bass.

Paul Schiff is producing the film for Hollywood Studios International President Eric Christenson.

HSI Films will handle worldwide sales on Einstein and immediately introduce the project to distributors in Berlin.

Golan Ramras has been developing the project for a while under the radar and will produce via his Go Long Productions with Schiff. Hero Pictures’ Koldo Eguren will executive produce with HSI chairman & CEO Steven Saxton and HSI Films.

Tentatively titled Einstein, the feature will, according to HSI, chronicle "the true inspirational story of the trials, tragedies and vindication of the single-most celebrated scientist of the 20th century. Torn between the burdens of a family and his restless pursuit of unlocking the mysteries of the universe, he not only achieved unparalleled stature as a genius but he also changed the world forever -- at no small cost to himself and those around him.”

The producers are looking to shoot the movie in Germany and other European locales and will start its casting search in the coming weeks.

HSI was involved in the making of The Kids Are All Right via its Artist International division.

Bass is a veteran screenwriter whose credits range from Rain Man to My Best Friend’s Wedding. Wang directed The Joy Luck Club.

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