Felicity Jones and Eddie Redmayne proved to be quite a team with The Theory of Everything, and now they’re back as principal photography has started on The Aeronauts.
Directed by Tom Harper (War & Peace, Peaky Blinders), the true story of a balloon expedition mounted by wealthy widow Amelia Wren (Felicity Jones) and scientist James Glaisher (Eddie Redmayne). Their aerial trek leads them to literally new heights and a journey that is fraught with its own share of challenges.
The 1862 set tale will have the actors up in the air for a substantial portion of the shoot. “A top priority for us on The Aeronauts is authenticity,” said producer Todd Lieberman. “With that in mind, we intend to do as much balloon filming in the sky as the weather will allow. This image was taken after we launched Felicity and Eddie 2,000 feet in the air, performing their scripted scene, while a helicopter captured it all. We’re fortunate that Felicity and Eddie have the nerve to do these stunts themselves as it authenticates our entire approach.”
Rounding out the cast are Tom Courtenay (45 Years), Anne Reid (The Last Tango in Halifax), Rebecca Front (The Thick of It), Vincent Perez (Riviera), Tim McInnery (Game of Thrones), Phoebe Fox (The Hollow Crown) and Himesh Patel (EastEnders).
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