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FIRST LOOK: Eddie Redmayne Stars as Stephen Hawking in 'Theory of Everything'

Photo of Ryan Lattanzio By Ryan Lattanzio | TOH! April 10, 2014 at 3:26PM

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.
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Eddie Redmayne in 'Theory of Everything'
Eddie Redmayne in 'Theory of Everything'

Focus Features has slated a November 7 release date for director James Marsh's brainy romance "Theory of Everything," from British production company Working Title. Eddie Redmayne stars as "A Brief History of Time" author and theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking. The film centers on his tempestuous relationship with a young art student named Jane Wilde, played by Felicity Jones. Here's more on the film:

At the dawn of a brilliant life's work, he falls passionately in love with arts student Jane Wilde. Their relationship leads him through personal and scientific challenges and breakthroughs, and as his world opens up he opens up the entire world to new ways of seeing.

With a screenplay by Anthony McCarten -- also coproducer with Lisa Bruce -- the film was inspired by Wilde's 2007 memoir "Traveling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen," which traces the couple's turbulent marriage. Director Marsh previously helmed the documentaries "Man on Wire," winner of the Best Documentary Oscar, and DGA-winner "Project Nim." His last feature film was 2012's darkly sinuous espionage thriller "Shadow Dancer," starring Clive Owen. "Theory of Everything" costars Emily Watson, Leslie Manville and David Thewlis. 

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.