Eddie Redmayne charms as Stephen Hawking in 'The Theory of Everything'

The first trailer for upcoming biopic about the renowned physicist will tug at your heartstrings

By Andrea Tim | Published: 10 Aug 2014

Video: Universal Pictures UK

It's probably important to first remember where you've seen Eddie Redmayne. He had a small role in The Other Boleyn Girl, which starred Natalie Portman and Scarlett Johansson. He's also played a naive Jack in Ken Follett's The Pillars of the Earth TV miniseries. Arguably, his most memorable character to date is Marius Pontmercy in musical film Les Misérables (Eddie's voice will make you melt). Marius now has a fierce contender from upcoming The Theory of Everything, and his name is Stephen Hawking.

Eddie co-stars with Felicity Jones in the second non-documentary film about the famous theoretical physicist and cosmologist (the first being the one with Benedict Cumberbatch). The Theory of Everything explores Stephen's relationship with his wife, Jane, as he advances his career in the field of science and struggles with a motor neuron disease that eventually made him almost entirely paralysed.

The trailer already has us falling for Eddie's charisma, which only means that we'll need a box of tissues when we watch the film. We gush, but if all turns out well, it wouldn't be surprising to see Eddie (and the film) in Oscar nominations next year.

The Theory of Everything will first premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2014 before hitting international cinemas starting 7 November 2014 in the USA.


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