Screenwriters:Farhad Safinia, John Boorman
Starring:Mel Gibson, Sean Penn, Natalie Dormer
Based the 1998 Simon Winchester book, the true story of the creation of the Oxford English Dictionary — a tale that delves into madness, genius and two obsessive men who changed the course of literary history.
Gibson will play Professor James Murray, who in 1857 set about compiling the OED, one of the most ambitious projects ever undertaken. Penn will play Dr. W. C. Minor, who submitted more than 10,000 entries but was also an inmate at an asylum for the criminally insane.