Variety recently reported that Jeremy Irons has signed on to co-star in the 2008 Sloan-funded project The Man Who Knew Infinity. The film is to be directed by Matthew Brown, who also wrote the screenplay, and produced by Edward R. Pressman's Cinemorphic along with Sloan grantee Jim Young's Animus Films.
Dev Patel is set to star in the film as Srinivasa Ramanujan, a renowned Indian mathematician who achieved great fame in his field despite receiving almost no formal mathematical training. Irons will play G.H. Hardy, the English mathematician who discovered Ramanujan's talents and helped his career at Cambridge University.
Production is slated to begin early next year.