The first trailer for biographical drama ‘The Professor and the Madman’ has finally come to light featuring Sean Penn and Mel Gibson.
Directed by Farad Safinia, Gibson plays Professor James Murray, who in 1857 set about compiling the Oxford English Dictionary, one of the most ambitious projects ever undertaken. Penn plays Dr. W.C. Minor, who submitted more than 10,000 entries but also was an inmate at an asylum for the criminally insane.
Natalie Dormer, Steve Coogan, Jeremy Irvine, Ioan Gruffudd and Jennifer Ehle also star.
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The film is set for a June 2019 release.
The Professor and the Madman Synopsis
Professor James Murray begins work compiling words for the first edition of the Oxford English Dictionary in the mid 19th century and receives over 10,000 entries from a patient at Broadmoor Criminal Lunatic Asylum, Dr William Minor.