Dev Patel’s ‘Man Who Knew Infinity’ Bought by IFC

IFC Films has bought North American rights to Matthew Brown’s “The Man Who Knew Infinity,” starring Dev Patel and Jeremy Irons.

The film, written and directed by Brown and based on Robert Kanigel’s biography “The Man Who Knew Infinity: A Life of the Genius Ramanujan,” premiered at the Toronto Film Festival.

Devika Bhise, Stephen Fry and Toby Jones also star. The story, set in 1913, centers on a self-taught Indian mathematician who travels to Trinity College, Cambridge, where he forges a bond with his mentor professor GH Hardy (Irons), and fights against prejudice to reveal his mathematical genius to the world.

The film was produced by Edward R. Pressman, Jim Young, Joe Thomas, Sofia Sondervan, Jon Katz and Brown and was executive produced by Swati Bhise, Joseph N. Cohen, Gary Ellis, Pamela Godfrey, Phil Hunt, Mark Montgomery, Compton Ross, Manraj S. Sekhon, Shail Shah, Tristine Skyler, Min-Li Tan, Masaaki Tanaka and Richard Toussaint.

The deal was negotiated by Arianna Bocco of IFC with CAA on behalf of the filmmakers. In addition to CAA, Brown is also represented by Kaplan/Perrone and attorney James Adams of Schreck Rose Dapello Adams & Hurwitz LLP. Mister Smith Entertainment is handling international sales.

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