LONDON — Jeremy Irons is set to co-star in the Edward R. Pressman/ Cinemorphic Entertainment Company production of “The Man Who Knew Infinity,” the biopic of Srinivasa Ramanujan, with Dev Patel starring as the revered Indian mathematician.
Irons will play G.H. Hardy, the English mathematician who plucked Ramanujan from obscurity in Edwardian India and installed him in 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.
Edward R. 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 said, “I am delighted to be working with Jeremy again. Our last collaboration on ‘Reversal of Fortune’ earned an Oscar for Jeremy, and I could not overstate his amazing talent. We are very fortunate to be able to add an actor of such stature to our production.”
Production on “The Man Who Knew Infinity” is expected to commence on locations in the U.K. and India next year.
Pressman’s COO Jon Katz is serving 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.