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

Photo of Ryan Lattanzio By Ryan Lattanzio | TOH! August 4, 2014 at 1:56PM

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.
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"The Theory Of Everything"
"The Theory Of Everything"

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 the powerful documentary "Man on Wire" -- also about a brilliant man surmounting all odds.

A new image, seen above, shows Hawking with fellow Cambridge student and lover Jane Wilde (Felicity Jones). The film traces their intense relationship as Hawking grapples with a diagnosis of Lou Gehrig's disease at age 21. Hawking, now 72, has lived with it ever since. Wilde and Hawking married in 1965, eventually divorcing 30 years later.

Earlier images, below, also offer a glimpse at this emotional biopic, which Focus Features takes to theaters on an awards-friendly release date of November 7. Screenwriter Anthony McCarten drew from Wilde's inspired 2007 memoir "Traveling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen."

Look out for the trailer this Wednesday, August 6 on iTunes.

"The Theory Of Everything"
"The Theory Of Everything"
Theory of Everything

This article is related to: The Theory of Everything, Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, Toronto International Film Festival


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