With the holiday season now in full swing, it’s time to deck the halls, start calendar shopping, and prepare for months and months of Oscar speculation. With few exceptions, 2014’s most buzz-worthy awards contenders have chosen a late year release, including the Stephen Hawking biopic The Theory of Everything, which is currently garnering a lot of attention.
Starring Eddie Redmayne as the world renowned physicist, The Theory of Everything tracks Hawking’s life of scientific achievement in the face of physical adversity. What separates The Theory of Everything from the usual “Great Man” biopic is that it’s much more about Hawking’s relationship with wife and caretaker Jane Wild than astrophysics. Felicity Jones as Wild shoulders as much of the film’s weight as Redmayne, and their standout performances dominated discussion of the movie when it premiered at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival.
Back in September, at the festival, we had the chance to sit down for an exclusive interview with Redmayne, Jones, and director James Marsh to talk about what it took to tell the story of the world’s most famous physicist. Check it out in the video above and be sure to catch The Theory of Everything, available in select theaters.