The genius of Gollum
Andy Serkis – a.k.a. Gollum in The Lord of the Rings trilory – has been cast as Albert Einstein in an upcoming HBO / BBC co-production, Einstein and Eddington. The "Eddington" part of the title refers to astrophysicist Sir Arthur Eddington, the man who actually understood Einstein’s theory of relativity and promoted it to a skeptical scientific community back in 1920. This particular Sir Arthur will be played by David Tennant, who is wrapping his third season as the lead in Doctor Who.
The script was written by Peter Moffat, who previously brought another genius – Stephen Hawking – to the BBC screen.
It’s hard to imagine Serkis playing Einstein, but at least he’ll be doing so in the flesh and not in CGI.