Ed Pressman Film Corp has bought the rights of Robert Kanigel's 1991 biography The Man Who Knew Infinity: A Life of the Genius Ramanujan.

The production company will distribute the film which is based on the true story of the self-taught mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan. Matthew Brown will write the screenplay as well as direct the picture.

The film will focus on Ramanujan's journey from the slums of Madras, India to Cambridge University during World War I. Ramanujan pioneered advanced mathematical theories with the guidance of his eccentric professor, G.H. Hardy.

The Hollywood Reporter reports this film will coincidentally be in competition with another just-announced Ramanujan film in development. Actor and Cambridge graduate Stephen Fry plans to co-direct and write a Ramanujan biopic with Indian director Dev Benegal, which is tentatively set for production next year.

Brown's The Man Who Knew Infinity: A Life of the Genius Ramanujan.

is set to start production this fall. No release date has been set.