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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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'A Monster Calls' Felicity Jones to Star in Juan Antonio Bayona's Children's Fantasy Adaptation

Brit "It" woman Felicity Jones ("Breathe In," "The Invisible Woman") has landed a starring role in Spanish helmer Juan Antonio Bayona's adaptation of the children's fantasy novel "A Monster Calls."
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • April 23, 2014 3:35 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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Review: Drake Doremus's 'Breathe In,' Starring Guy Pearce and Felicity Jones

Felicity Jones plays a young temptress for the second time in 2014, here opposite Guy Pearce, in Drake Doremus’s well-enough-made if irritatingly predictable “Breathe In.”
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • March 25, 2014 3:28 PM
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Toronto International Film Festival, Day Two: from Penn & Teller's 'Tim's Vermeer' and Fiennes' 'Invisible Woman' to Reitman's 'Boogie Nights'

An almost perfect film festival day, including two excellent documentaries, one feature that surprised and delighted me, another that was interesting and novel, and one of Jason Reitman's patented table reads: the cherry on a sundae. Began with "Tim's Vermeer," the documentary about a wealthy, eccentric multi-millionaire, Tim Jensen, who spends lots of money and time trying to duplicate a Vermeer by using a camera obscura and mirror contraption. The movie is directed by Teller and features jovial, whimsical commentary by Penn Jillette.
  • By Meredith Brody
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  • September 9, 2013 1:18 PM
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Sundance Review: Doremus' 'Breathe In' Disappoints

Drake Doremus's relatable 2010 Sundance Dramatic Competition Winner "Like Crazy" showed us the wondrous yet ephemeral nature of young love. This year's "Breathe In" also tackles this view of love, but without the same ease.
  • By Nora Chute
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  • January 24, 2013 12:00 AM
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First Glimpse at Felicity Jones and Guy Pearce in Drake Doremus' Sundance Entry 'Breathe In'

Check out this new image from Drake Doremus' upcoming Sundance entry "Breathe In," starring Felicity Jones as a British high school exchange student who shakes up the life of an older music teacher, played by Guy Pearce.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • December 18, 2012 2:50 PM
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Tribeca Watch: Felicity Jones in 'Cheerful Weather for the Wedding'

Felicity Jones can do Shakespeare ("The Tempest") or indie romance ("Like Crazy"). Warren Beatty cast her in his new Howard Hughes movie--which may or may not get made. Next up: Donald Rice's 1930s period comedy "Cheerful Weather for the Wedding" debuts at Tribeca on April 20 and seeks a North American distributor.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • April 18, 2012 11:51 AM
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