Future films Heads Up: THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING, the story of genius physicist Stephen Hawking & Jane Wilde
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- Published on Thursday, 07 August 2014 12:00
- Last Updated on 15 October 2014
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The Theory of Everything is the story of the most brilliant and celebrated physicist of our time, Stephen Hawking, and Jane Wilde the arts student he fell in love with whilst studying at Cambridge in the 1960s.
Little was expected from Stephen Hawking, a bright but shiftless student of cosmology, given just two years to live following the diagnosis of a fatal illness at 21 years of age. He became galvanized, however, by the love of fellow Cambridge student, Jane Wilde, and he went on to be called the successor to Einstein, as well as a husband and father to their three children. Over the course of their marriage as Stephen’s body collapsed and his academic renown soared, fault lines were exposed that tested the lineaments of their relationship and dramatically altered the course of both of their lives.
Professor Stephen Hawking is one of the most famous scientists of our age and author of the bestseller, “A Brief History of Time”, which has sold millions of copies world-wide.
CAST AND PRODUCTION
Cast: Eddie Redmayne (Les Misérables, My Week with Marilyn) and Felicity Jones (The Invisible Woman, Breathe in) are joined on screen by David Thewlis (The Fifth Estate, War Horse), Emily Watson (Anna Karenina, War Horse), Charlie Cox (Boardwalk Empire), Simon McBurney (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Jane Eyre), Maxine Peake (The Village, Red Riding) and Harry Lloyd (Game of Thrones, The Iron Lady).
Directed by: James Marsh
Screenplay by: Anthony McCarten
Produced by: Working Title’s Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner and Lisa Bruce and Anthony McCarten.
Inspired by: Jane Hawking’s memoir, “Travelling to Infinity: My life with Stephen”
THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING is released in UK cinemas on 1st January 2015.