"Les Miz" Star Eddie Redmayne Is Steven Hawking in Emotional "Theory of Everything" Film Trailer (Video)
06 Aug 2014
Tony Award winner Eddie Redmayne (Red), who portrayed Marius in the film adaptation of Les Misérables, stars as astrophysicist Stephen Hawking in the upcoming film "The Theory of Everything." Check out the trailer that has just been released by Focus Features.
Set to be released Nov. 7, Redmayne is joined by Felicity Jones ("The Amazing Spider-Man 2") as Jane Hawking in the film written by Anthony McCarten and based on the memoir "Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen." Oscar winner James Marsh directs.
Here's how it's billed: "This is the extraordinary story of one of the world's greatest living minds, the renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, who falls deeply in love with fellow Cambridge student Jane Wilde. Once a healthy, active young man, Hawking received an earth-shattering diagnosis at 21 years of age. With Jane fighting tirelessly by his side, Stephen embarks on his most ambitious scientific work, studying the very thing he now has precious little of – time. Together, they defy impossible odds, breaking new ground in medicine and science, and achieving more than they could ever have dreamed."
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.