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Awards season is upon us, with Gone Girl being the first big release that will likely end up a contender at the Golden Globes and Oscars next year. And that also means we're going to get more and more trailers for the films vying for attention from The Academy this winter. So here we are with the second trailer for The Theory of Everything, the chronicle of the early work and life of Stephen Hawking as he falls in love, but suddenly becomes crippled by a debilitating disease. Our own Alex Billington said Eddie Redmayne is "phenomenal as Hawking, taking this performance to remarkable heights." Count me interested. Watch! Here's the new trailer for James Marsh's The Theory of Everything from Yahoo: Watch the first trailer for The Theory of Everything right here. The Theory of Everything is directed by James Marsh (Man on Wire) and written by Anthony McCarten »
- Ethan Anderton
Ladies and gentlemen, meet a couple of new Oscar contenders: Eddie Redmayne (Les Miserables) and Felicity Jones (Like Crazy). The duo stars as Stephen Hawking and his deeply devoted wife Jane in Focus Features’ upcoming drama, The Theory of Everything. From the likes of the standing ovation given at the end of the film’s world premiere at the Toronto Film Festival, it would be astonishing if both of their names didn’t land on Oscar’s short list.
The film traces Hawking’s time at Cambridge and tracks his professional achievements, his personal battle with motor-neurone disease, a condition »
- Nicole Sperling
The name Stephen Hawking conjures up a certain image of the genius scientist, who is currently confined to a wheelchair and has been for many years, unable to speak with his own voice, using the assistance of a electronic voice box to express what he couldn’t say on his own. But the upcoming film The Theory of Everything from director James Marsh introduces audiences to a different Hawking (played here by Eddie Redmayne of Les Miserables), a young and absolutely brilliant student pursuing a Ph.D in physics at Cambridge to become a cosmologist while falling madly in love with a fellow student named Jane (Felicity Jones). The first trailer for the film, written by Anthony McCarten (Death of a Superhero), paints an idyllic picture of campus life in Cambridge as Hawking and his love frolic in carefree bliss after meeting cute at a party. We watch them ride carousels, steal »
- Samantha Wilson
While director James Marsh's documentary subject from Man on Wire is getting his own feature film starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, the filmmaker is turning the lens on his own narrative biopic with The Theory of Everything. The film focuses on genius English theoretical physicist, cosmologist and author Stephen Hawking (played by Les Miserables star Eddie Redmayne) in his younger years, before he was confined to a chair an unable to speak with his own voice, as he falls in love with another Cambridge student named Jane Wilde (Felicity Jones), and the two make a name for themselves in medicine and science. Here's the first trailer for James Marsh's The Theory of Everything, originally from Apple: The Theory of Everything is directed by James Marsh (Man on Wire) and written by Anthony McCarten (Death of a Superhero). The film tells the extraordinary story of one of the world’s greatest living minds, »
- Ethan Anderton
Getting its world premiere next month at Tiff, director James Marsh’s The Theory of Everything sees Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones star as Stephen and Jane Hawking in what is sure to be one of the most powerful films of the festival.
Jane Hawking’s own memoir serves as the source material for the film, and with the biographical drama just a few weeks away from its Toronto debut, Focus has launched the first trailer.
While students at Cambridge, Stephen Hawking (Eddie Redmayne, Les Misérables) and Jane (Felicity Jones, The Invisible Woman) fall deeply in love. His earth-shattering diagnosis leads him to embark on his ambitious study of the nature of time with Jane fighting tirelessly by his side, in this moving adaptation of Jane Hawking’s memoir from Academy Award-winning director James Marsh (Man on Wire).
- Kenji Lloyd
London — Global Screen has picked up world-wide distribution rights to 3D fantasy family entertainment pic “The Legend of Longwood.” It will start selling the title at the European Film Market in Berlin.
The English-language production is an adventure thriller about a 12-year-old big-city girl, Mickey Miller, who is destined to break a 300 year-old spell cast on a small Irish town and its inhabitants. On her long quest, Mickey must redeem a mysterious Black Knight and single-handedly save a precious herd of horses from a ruthless woman with evil plans.
The Dutch-Irish-German live-action film is directed by Lisa Mulcahy (“The Clinic,” “The Gift of the Magi”), and stars newcomer Lucy Morton and Lorcan Bonner (“Milo”), as well as Lorcan Cranitch (“Dancing at Lughnasa”), Thekla Reuten (“The American,” “In Bruges”), Fiona Glascott (“Resident Evil,” “Omagh”), Sean Mahon (“Philomena,” “Dark Shadows”) and Miriam Margolyes (“Harry Potter,” “The Age of Innocence”).
Music is composed »
- Leo Barraclough
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