Hero Pictures has acquired rights to the biography The Private Lives of Albert Einstein, written by journalists Roger Highfield and Paul Carter, according to Variety. Ron Bass will adapt the screenplay.

The story probes the human side of Einstein and chronicles his struggles early in life, his rise to fame and the end of his life.

The book, published in 1994 by St. Martin's Press, paints a somewhat unflattering portrait of the genius scientist, particularly with regard to how he conducted his personal life.