The Theory of Everything will star Eddie Redmayne as the celebrated physicist.

Working Title Films has begun filming on The Theory of Everything, the story of celebrated physicist Stephen Hawking and Jane Wilde the arts student he fell in love with whilst studying at Cambridge in the 1960s. 

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The feature is produced by Working Title’s Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner alongside Lisa Bruce and Anthony McCarten. The original screenplay has been written by Anthony McCarten and is inspired by Jane Hawking’s memoir, “Travelling to Infinity: My life with Stephen

Universal Pictures International (UPI) will distribute the film internationally.

Les Miserables star Eddie Redmayne will play Hawking opposite Felicity Jones (The Invisible Woman, Breathe in) as Jane.

The cast also includes David Thewlis, Emily Watson, Charlie Cox, Simon McBurney, Maxine Peake and Harry Lloyd.

The director is James Marsh, who received Academy and BAFTA awards for his documentary, Man on Wire, and further awards for Project Nim. His previous feature was IRA drama Shadow Dancer, starring Clive Owen and Andrea Riseborough, released in 2012.

Marsh’s creative collaborators on The Theory of Everything include director of photography Benoît Delhomme, production designer JP Kelly, hair and make-up designer Jan Sewell, costume designer Steven Noble and editor Jinx Godfrey.

Filming will take place in Cambridge and at other locations in the UK.