Edward R Pressman-produces biopic of mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan, to be played by Dev Patel.

Jeremy Irons is to co-star alongside Dev Patel in Edward R Pressman-produced The Man Who Knew Infinity, the biopic of Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan.

Irons will play G.H. Hardy, the English mathematician who brought Ramanujan from India to Cambridge University. Patel will play Ramanujan.

Irons and Pressman reunite for the first time since the pair collaborated on 1990 drama Reversal of Fortune, for which Irons won the Best Actor Oscar.

Production is aiming to shoot in 2014 on the previously announced production, which will be directed by Matthew Brown, who also wrote the screenplay based on the biography The Man Who Knew Infinity: A Life of the Genius Ramanujan by Robert Kanigel.

Edward R. Pressman and Prashita Chaudhary of Cinemorphic are producers along with Jim Young under his Animus Films banner and Sofia Sondervan of Dutch Tilt Film.

Jon Katz is on board as executive producer alongside Tristine Skyler, Xeitgeist’s Joe Thomas, Pamela Godfrey, Mark Montgomery and Min-Li Tan. Tayyab Madni will serve as an associate producer.

Irons is repped by CAA.