First look at Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones in The Aeronauts
After a little under a year of development, Amazon Studios announced the start of principal photography on The Aeronauts with a first look photo of stars Eddie Redmayne (Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindewald) and Felicity Jones (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) in the leading roles. Check out the full photo in the gallery below!
The pair, who previously worked together on the acclaimed biopic The Theory of Everything for which Jones was nominated for an Oscar and Redmayne won the Oscar, play play balloon pilot Amelia Wren and scientist James Glaisher who, in 1862, embarked on an extraordinary journey to discover the secrets of the heavens. In the process, they flew higher in an open balloon than anyone had before or has since. They made breathtaking discoveries, but as they ascended to the highest points of the atmosphere, they were forced into an epic fight for survival.
The film is produced and directed by Tom Harper (War & Peace), written by Jack Thorne (Wonder) and will also star Tom Courtenay (The Golden Compass), Anne Reid (Hot Fuzz), Rebecca Front (Doctor Thorne), Vincent Perez (Riviera), Tim McInnerny (Game of Thrones), Phoebe Fox (Eye in the Sky) and Himesh Patel (EastEnders). The Aeronauts will shoot through the rest of the summer and, though no release date is currently set, is expected to hit theaters sometime next year.