The First Look of Geoffrey Rush As Albert Einstein Confirms He Was Born to Play Albert Einstein

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Wowza! Let's step away from watching Nat Geo's penguin soap opera to discuss Nat Geo's first look of Geoffery Rush as Albert Einstein, shall we? Rush is playing the prolific theoretical physicist in the channel's first scripted series, Genius, which follows Einstein's life from when he was a young patent clerk through his later career. (Rush will portray him in his older years, with Johnny Flynn taking on the younger role.) And as expected, the finely mustachioed Rush looks fantastic and every bit as science-y as the big man himself. The series will premiere in 2017.

Photo: National Geographic/Dusan Martin