J.J. Abrams Is Making a Movie About ‘Rugged’ Stud Muffin Thomas Edison

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After the success of The Theory of Everything and The Imitation Game, J.J. Abrams is betting that Hollywood is ready for a sexy American brainiac. According to the Wrap, Abrams's Bad Robot Productions is developing a Thomas Edison biopic that will depict the 19th-century inventor as a "rugged, eccentric genius." If you're having trouble imagining that, look at this picture. Now, in your head, unbutton all of those buttons. Sexy!