Stephen Hawking Biopic "The Theory of Everything' Garnering Early Oscar Buzz
about time that one of the world’s most incredible scientific
minds got his own film. The Stephen Hawkingbiopic, The Theory of Everything, is set to make its debut
at this year’s Toronto Film Festival, and the film has
already begun to garner Oscar buzz. Eddie Redmaynestars as the premiere scientist, while Felicity
Jones plays his wife, Jane Wilde. The
film primarily focuses on Hawking and his wife’s courtship
(which makes sense, considering it’s based off of
Wilde’s autobiography) as well as his early forays into
science. Take a look at the trailer below to get a sense of
Redmayne’s striking performance:
It’s easy to forget that, deep down, Hawking is just a normal guy. Due to the fact that he is so intelligent, we often forget that. Sadly, Hawking’s marriage to Jane did not last -- they divorced after Hawking grew close to one of his nurses. He left Jane for his nurse, Elaine Mason, although their marriage didn’t last either. I wonder if the film will touch upon any of this...
Judging from the trailer, Jones and Redmayne’s performances do appear to be quite poignant. I was also intrigued by the look of the film (courtesy of director James Marsh), from the up-close shots to the wider ones. The film certainly does seem to show promise.
Are you curious to see The Theory of Everything?
In the meantime, check out our Studio interview with the film's star!
(Screenshot via YouTube)
- Sarah Osman, YH Staff