With the awards season just around the corner, all eyes in Hollywood are currently trained on cinema’s big hitters going into the fall, with films such as The Imitation Game, Unbroken and even Gone Girl already drawing praise at this early stage. But perhaps one movie that is acting as a dark horse going into the race is The Theory of Everything.
Telling the tragic origin tale of esteemed British professor Stephen Hawking (Eddie Redmayne), the film will chart his early years as a dreamy astrophysicist still studying in college — a time when he mets his first love, Jane, played by Felicity Jones. However, shortly after a horrific head injury, Hawking is diagnosed with motor neurone disease.
From this recently-released footage, The Theory of Everything’s award credentials are clear. Blending drama and romance with two excellent performances in Jones and Redmayne, the film is certainly one to watch going into the awards season. Directed by James Marsh — the award-winning filmmaker behind Man on Wire — the movie is due for an international release in November following its stint on the festival circuit.
The Theory of Everything is set to launch across select theatres on November 7th. For more information on Marsh’s poignant biopic, you can check out the synopsis below or read our full review.
Inspired by the memoir “Travelling to Infinity: My life with Stephen” written by his ex-wife Jane Hawking, the film tells the story of one of the world’s greatest living minds who falls deeply in love with fellow Cambridge student Jane Wilde (Felicity Jones). Once a healthy, active young man, Hawking received an earth-shattering diagnosis of ALS at 21 years of age. With Jane fighting 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.