Focus Features Sets Stephen Hawking Drama Theory of Everything for November 7
April 10, 2014
Working Title Films’ Stephen Hawking drama Theory of Everything is set to be released domestically by Focus Features on November 7, 2014.
Academy Award winner James Marsh (Man on Wire) helms the romantic drama starring Eddie Redmayne as the theoretical physicist and world-famous as the author of "A Brief History of Time," opposite Gotham Independent Film Award winner Felicity Jones (Like Crazy).
The movie explores the excitement of the 1960s for Stephen as he studies at Cambridge University. 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.
Jane’s memoir "Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen" inspired the new film; the screenplay is by Anthony McCarten, who is producer on the film with Lisa Bruce and Working Title co-chairs Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner.
Focus CEO Peter Schlessel commented, “This extraordinary love story between one of the greatest minds of our time, Stephen Hawking, and his first wife Jane is profoundly moving and inspirational, with heart and humor. Under the dynamic direction of James Marsh, Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones deliver performances of stunning emotional power.”
The cast of Theory of Everything also includes two-time Academy Award nominee Emily Watson and David Thewlis. The creative team also includes cinematographer Benoît Delhomme, production designer John Paul Kelly, costume designer Steven Noble, and film editor Jinx Godfrey (marking her seventh feature with Mr. Marsh).