Albert Einsten Movie Gets A Writer
OddLot Entertainment has hired screenwriter Stephen Schiff to write an original screenplay for a biopic about Albert Einstein. In addition to Einstein materials archived at Princeton and Hebrew universities, Schiff will have access to the Walter Isaacson biography “Einstein: His Life and Universe,” published in 2007.
Producers Gabe and Alan Polsky of Polsky Films acquired Einstein’s life rights in 2007 before Isaacson’s book was published. The pair later brought Isaacson on board the project as a consultant. In the deal, Polsky Films secured access to Einstein’s personal and professional materials at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, which was co-founded by Einstein in 1918. The film will focus on a 20 year period of Einstein’s life culminating with his 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics.
Schiff’s prior work includes adapting Vladimir Nabokov’s “Lolita” and Jacquelyn Mitchard’s novel “The Deep End of the Ocean” for the big screen. Schiff also co-wrote “True Crime” and Oliver Stone’s upcoming “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps”.