Tuesday, June 17: Actor Jude Law has been spotted around Asheville the past couple of days. The Lexington Avenue restaurant Bouchon posted the following on its page on FB:
Yes, it’s true. Jude Law was in Bouchon last night (Monday). He’s researching his role as Thomas Wolfe for the new movie, Genius,
based on A. Scott Berg’s award-winning biography Max Perkins: Editor of Genius, which you can probably order from Malaprop’s Bookstore/Cafe
And today, there’s this from Twitter and Joe Syverson:
@joesyverson We just walked by Jude Law… Near the chocolate bar… Loving Asheville.
A friend also told me that Law was doing some Wolfe research at Pack Library in downtown Asheville.
Here’s the WLOS story about Jude Law spotted in Asheville.
Law recently replaced Michael Fassbender in the biopic, called Genius. It is adadpted from A Scott Berg’s biography Max Perkins: Editor of Genius. It tells the story of Perkins (played by Colin Firth), a renowned book editor.
From my earlier post about the movie:
I haven’t heard much yet about the potential impact of this movie on Asheville and Western North Carolina. With such a top-notch cast (Michael Grandage is directing; this is his debut), it seems likely that the movie will shine a bright light on all things Wolfe. A few years ago, the filming of The Hunger Games in Western North Carolina brought our lush mountains back to the minds of movie location scouts in a big way (as well as a big business incentives for movie-makers), but a movie about Wolfe the writer will highlight Asheville in a cultural way. Should be fun to watch.
Thanks to loyal reader Jen for the heads-up.