Asa Butterfield is a Math Prodigy in A Brilliant Young Mind Trailer

Posted by at 4:32 pm on August 9, 2015

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In addition to debuting A Brilliant Young Mind trailer, Samuel Goldwyn Films has today released a new poster for their upcoming drama, starring Asa Butterfield (Hugo, Ender’s Game) and Academy Award nominee Sally Hakwins (Happy-Go-Lucky, Paddington). Check out the A Brilliant Young Mind trailer in the player below with poster and ten new stills in the gallery viewer at the bottom of this page.

In the film, a young math genius sees logic thwarted by one truly baffling equation: love.

Teenage math prodigy Nathan (Butterfield) struggles when it comes to building relationships with other people, not least with his mother, Julie (Hawkins). In a world difficult to comprehend, he finds comfort in numbers. And when Nathan is taken under the wing of an unconventional and anarchic teacher, Mr. Humphreys (Rafe Spall), the pair forge an unusual friendship.

Eventually, Nathan’s talents win him a place on the UK National team at the International Mathematics Olympiad (IMO) and the team travels to a training camp in Taiwan, under the supervision of squad leader Richard (Eddie Marsan).

In unfamiliar surroundings, Nathan is confronted by a series of unexpected challenges — not least the unfamiliar feelings he begins to experience for his Chinese counterpart, the beautiful Zhang Mei (Jo Yang), feelings that develop when the young mathematicians return to Englandfor the IMO, held at Trinity College, Cambridge.

From suburban England to bustling Taipei and back again, this original film aims to track the funny and complex relationships that Nathan builds, as he is confronted by the irrational nature of love.

Directed by Morgan Matthews from a script by James Graham, A Brilliant Young Mind also stars Rafe Spall and Martin McCann. Produced by Laura Hastings-Smith and David M. Thompson, it hits select Friday, September 11.

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