The cast for Stephen Hawking biopic Theory Of Everything is quickly starting to come together. A couple of weeks ago, Eddie Redmayne was circling the lead role and now he’s locked it in. And he has a co-star, with Felicity Jones signing on to play Hawking’s first wife, Jane.
Man On Wire director James Marsh is calling the shots on this one, based on a script by Anthony McCarten. Theory will follow Hawking’s early life, from his first studies to his marriage to Jane after meeting at Cambridge. When his world was rocked with the first diagnosis of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, they pledged to stay together, though Hawking eventually left Jane for his nurse, Elaine Mason, whom he married in 1995. After divorcing Elaine in 2006, he became close friends with Jane once more.
Marsh should be cranking the cameras later this year. Jones, meanwhile, will be seen in Drake Doremus’ Breathe In (out July 19), True Story alongside James Franco and Jonah Hill, Ralph Fiennes, The Invisible Woman and The Amazing Spider-Man 2, which swings into cinemas (minus Shailene Woodley) on April 18 next year.