Jude Law filmed scenes for the upcoming film Genius in Manchester, England, on Sunday with his costars Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman.

Jude Law Films 'Genius'

Law, 41, was costumed for the day on set in a brown overcoat over a tan button down and patterned tie, and appeared to be sporting a dark brown wig. Law was channeling his writerly character, American author Thomas Clayton Wolfe. Firth has been tapped to play Wolfe's literary agent and major protagonist of Genius, Max Perkins. Kidman, meanwhile, will be playing American costume designer Aline Bernstein.

On Sunday, the actors were filming in Manchester's Northern Quarter, which had been turned into 1900s New York for the purposes of the film shoot. The area, which boasts old mill buildings and cobblestone streets, was adorned with old-fashioned shop fronts to complete the throwback look, reported the Daily Mirror.

Among the other writers that Perkin's edited during his time at Scriber that will appear in the movie directed by Michael Grandage include Ernest Hemingway (Dominic West) and F. Scott Fitzgerald (Guy Pearce). Vanessa Kirby will be playing The Great Gatsby author's wife Zelda. Laura Linney has landed the part of Louise Sanders.

Genius is being adapted from the book of the same name by A. Scott Berg. John Logan penned the screenplay.

Genius is slated to hit theaters sometime in 2014.

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