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He will star opposite Dev Patel, who is playing the famed Indian math maestro.
Mounted by the Edward R. Pressman/Cinemorphic Entertainment Company, the movie will see Irons play G.H. Hardy, the English mathematician who plucked Ramanujan from obscurity and brought him to the hallowed halls of Cambridge University.
The film will be directed by Matthew Brown, who also wrote the screenplay based on the biography The Man Who Knew Infinity: A Life of the Genius Ramanujan by Robert Kanigel.
Shoots on locations in the U.K. and India are scheduled for 2014.
Pressman and Prashita Chaudhary of Cinemorphic are producers along with Jim Young under his Animus Films banner and Sofia Sondervan of Dutch Tilt Film. Pressman’s COO Jon Katz will serve as executive producer along with Tristine Skyler, Xeitgeist’s Joe Thomas, Pamela Godfrey, Mark Montgomery and Min–Li Tan. Tayyab Madni will serve as an associate producer.
Irons won a best actor Oscar for his performance as Claus von Bulow in Reversal of Fortune and is also a Golden Globe, Primetime Emmy, Tony and SAG Award winner. He currently stars in Night Train to Lisbon, directed by Bille August.
Irons is represented by CAA.
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