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Wayne Wang To Direct Albert Einstein Biopic1 min read

12 February 2011 < 1 min read


Wayne Wang To Direct Albert Einstein Biopic1 min read

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Wayne Wang”˜s career has certainly been eclectic. He broke through with a trifecta of critical and arthouse faves with “The Joy Luck Club,” “Smoke” and “Blue In The Face” but he’s also taken big swings into broad mainstream fare (“Maid In Manhattan,” “Last Holiday”) while still taking chances on ambitious independent pics (“The Center Of The World”).

And the ever restless Wang is now switching things up again.

Deadline reveals that Wang will next direct a biopic of famed theoretical physicist Albert Einstein. Working under the tentative title of “Einstein,” the film has a script from Academy Award winner Ron Bass (“Rain Man,” “Entrapment,” “My Best Friend’s Wedding”) and will chronicle the physicist’s life and achievements.

While he is best known for given us E=mc² and for making it acceptable for geniuses to have wild unkempt hair, the man who revolutionized physics also had a intriguing life outside of science: he emigrated from Germany as the Nazis rose to power, helped birth the Manhattan Project, became a U.S. citizen and was a champion for civil rights.

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