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TIFF Preview: Eddie Redmayne Is Dashing as Stephen Hawking in 'The Theory of Everything,' with Felicity Jones

One of this year's most eagerly awaited Toronto Film Fest premieres, "The Theory of Everything" stars Brit up-and-comer Eddie Redmayne as astrophysicist Stephen Hawking. It's directed by James Marsh, who won an Oscar in 2009 for helming powerful doc "Man on Wire." Check out a new image here.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • August 4, 2014 1:56 PM
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Why 'Jupiter Ascending' Really Got Pushed (TRAILER)

Want to know the real reason why Warner Bros. is pushing back "Matrix" creators Andy and Lana Wachowski's “Jupiter Ascending,” starring Mila Kunis and a puckish Channing Tatum, from summer season July 18 to off-peak Feb. 6, 2015? It's not only the recent studio trend to invest more time and money in already expensive would-be tentpoles rather than risk not pleasing audiences.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • June 9, 2014 1:06 PM
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FIRST LOOK: Eddie Redmayne Stars as Stephen Hawking in 'Theory of Everything'

Focus Features has slated a November 7 release date for director James Marsh's brainy romance "Theory of Everything." Eddie Redmayne stars as "A Brief History of Time" author and theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking. The film centers on his passionate relationship with a young art student named Jane Wilde, played by Felicity Jones.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • April 10, 2014 3:26 PM
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'Les Miserables' Director Hooper Digs Into His Musical Audacity, It's Like 'Avatar' or Shakespeare

Tom Hooper sounds sniffly. He calls it "flying related." He's calling me from Japan, where he's about to attend yet another premiere of "Les Miserables." "I have not managed to show the movie to our own Royal family," he says. "Now I'm showing it to the Crown Prince of Japan."
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • December 29, 2012 6:25 AM
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Eddie Redmayne Talks Live-Singing 'Les Miserables,' What's Next?

Redmayne, who is 30, landed the role of Marius despite not having sung since school. And he delivers a breakout performance. He borrowed something he learned from De Niro in order to better match the intensity of one take of the song to the other--he'd shoot three times in a row. He sang his "Empty Chairs at Empty Tables" song 21 times.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • December 18, 2012 7:51 PM
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Trailer Watch: Anne Hathaway Sings Us Through the First Trailer of Tom Hooper's "Les Miserables"

The first trailer for Tom Hooper's "Les Miserables" adaptation premiered Wednesday morning, giving us a first look and listen to a slew of movie stars in the 19th-century period musical. Although it's just Anne Hathaway singing in this first trailer, we see glimpses of Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Amanda Seyfried, and Eddie Redmayne.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • May 30, 2012 11:43 AM
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