Literally every day someone on my Twitter timeline proclaims their adoration for Eddie Redmayne, and I am always surprised by it. Is it his British accent? Or the fact that he played the empathetic Marius in the most recent version of Les Mis or Marilyn Monroe's
Flash forward a few days later to this morning when I finally bit the bullet and checked out the movie, intriguingly titled THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING, I have to say I was pleasantly surprised by the trailer. Also, it made me interested to learn more about Hawking, the man who Redmayne is portraying here who at the age of 21 was diagnosed with motor neurone disease. Co-starring Felicity Jones (another actor who has yet to make an impression on me), the movie is part romance, part nerd drama, and part tearjerking Oscar bait (don't deny it). But what I was most impressed by was how Redmayne has seemingly melted into this particularly difficult role. More on the movie below:
Watch the trailer:
So maybe I'll become a Redmayne fan yet (just don't look for pictures of him pinned to my Pinterest boards). THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival next month, and will hit select cities starting November 7th.