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Watch: New ‘Theory of Everything’ Trailer Stars Oscar Contender Eddie Redmayne

Watch: New 'Theory of Everything' Trailer Stars Oscar Contender Eddie Redmayne

At this point, there is no denying the Oscar momentum that "The Theory of Everything," starring Redmayne and Felicity Jones as Stephen Hawking and his heroic wife in the 1960s, has picked up since its Toronto premiere.

The Brit biopic is backed by Focus Features, has earned rave reviews for the performances and is directed by James Marsh, the Oscar winner behind the celebrated documentary "Man on Wire." "Theory of Everything" hits theaters November 7, and plays Mill Valley next week. Here are eight reasons why it’s an Academy contender.

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