' actor Eddie Redmayne
and 'Rogue One
' star Felicity Jones
take to the sky in the first photo from Amazon Studios
' 'The Aeronauts
The movie reunites the duo following their collaboration on 'The Theory of Everything
,' for which Jones received an Oscar nomination and Redmayne won the Academy Award for his portrayal of Stephen Hawking
The image has been released to mark the start of filming across the UK and in London on 'The Aeronauts
Set in 1862, the story follows wealthy young widow Amelia Wren (Jones) and ambitious scientist James Glaisher (Redmayne) as they mount a balloon expedition to fly higher than anyone in history but wrestle with the fact that the chances of survival are slim.
The movie is directed by Tom Harper
("War & Peace
," "Peaky Blinders
") and is written by BAFTA winner Jack Thorne
("Harry Potter and the Cursed Child," 'Wonder
Producer Todd Lieberman
said the first image captures Redmayne and Jones 2,000 feet in the air. "A top priority for us on 'The Aeronauts
' is authenticity. 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."
The cast also includes Tom Courtenay
, Anne Reid
, Rebecca Front
, Vincent Perez
, Tim McInnery, Phoebe Fox
, and Himesh Patel
A release date has yet to be announced.