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.