Focus Features has unleashed the first trailer for Working Title’s upcoming awards hopeful The Theory Of Everything.

The Toronto world premiere directed by James Marsh stars Eddie Redmayne as the renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking.

The Theory Of Everything is based on Anthony McCarten’s adaptation of the memoir Travelling To Infinity: My Life With Stephen by Jane Hawking.

The story follows Hawking and his then Cambridge University girlfriend Jane as he races to finish his groundbreaking research on the subject of time.

At the age of 21 Hawking was diagnosed with a motor neuron disease that would eventually leave him wheelchair-bound and virtually paralysed.

Focus will release the film on November 7 in the US, while Universal has dated a UK release for January 1, 2015. Redmayne stars alongside a knock-out British cast that includes Felicity Jones, Charlie Cox, Emily Watson, Simon McBurney and David Thewlis.