It’s about time that one of the world’s most incredible scientific minds got his own film. The Stephen Hawking biopic, The Theory of Everything,is set to make its debut at this year’s Toronto Film Festival, and the film has already begun to garner Oscar buzz. Eddie Redmayne stars as the premiere scientist, while Felicity Jones plays his wife, Jane Wilde. The film primarily focuses on Hawking and his wife’s courtship (which makes sense, considering it’s based off of Wilde’s autobiography) as well as his early forays into science. Take a look at the trailer below to get a sense of Redmayne’s striking performance:
It’s easy to forget that, deep down, Hawking is just a normal guy. Due to the fact that he is so intelligent, we often forget that. Sadly, Hawking’s marriage to Jane did not last -- they divorced after Hawking grew close to one of his nurses. He left Jane for his nurse, Elaine Mason, although their marriage didn’t last either. I wonder if the film will touch upon any of this...
Judging from the trailer, Jones and Redmayne’s performances do appear to be quite poignant. I was also intrigued by the look of the film (courtesy of director James Marsh), from the up-close shots to the wider ones. The film certainly does seem to show promise.
Are you curious to see The Theory of Everything?
In the meantime, check out our Studio interview with the film's star!