Wayne Wang, the director behind such movies as "The Joy Luck Club," "Maid in Manhattan" and "The Center of the World," is prepping a new film about the personal life of celebrated scientist Albert Einstein.
According to Deadline, the film is tentatively titled “Einstein” and will chronicle the inspirational story of the trials, tragedies and vindication of the most celebrated scientist of the 20th century. From the site:
"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 film has a script from Academy Award winner Ron Bass (“Rain Man,” “Entrapment,” “My Best Friend’s Wedding”) with producers currently considering shooting in Germany and throughout Europe. A lead to play the title role will be sought out in the coming weeks. (Am I the only one who thinks Paul Giamiatti would be perfect for the job?)
Said executive producer Koldo Eguren, “People don't know about his struggles with poverty, his dyslexia, his love for music, his relationships with the women in his life, his persecution by the Nazis and his battle to deal with living in the public eye and being under constant scrutiny. Ron's screenplay peels back the layers and allows us to see past Einstein the scientist and Einstein the celebrity, showing us Einstein the man.”
I'm guessing we can expect this one to open sometime in late 2012.