Drawing from history, the film is based on the discoveries of aeronaut and meteorologist James Glaisher whose ascent via gas balloon in 1862 broke the world record for altitude. The film covers this monumental event as Glaisher (Redmayne) and his pilot Amelia Wren (Jones) face a battle for survival against the elements in the sky.
The film also marks a special occasion in the reunion of its stars, Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones, who last graced the screen together in The Theory of Everything, though The Aeronauts should (hopefully) not cause as many tears as the Stephen Hawking biopic. Redmayne won an Oscar for his performance as the groundbreaking physicist – time will tell if he will win his second for playing another scientist.
Piloting the film is British director Tom Harper who boasts an impressive career with directing gigs for This is England '86, War and Peace and Peaky Blinders. If the name sounds familiar, it’s because he’s on a quick ascent – The Aeronauts will be his second film released this year after the delightful country music jaunt Wild Rose. The Aeronauts is set to take flight this December, and we're hopeful this one soars.
|What||The Aeronauts: Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones in high-flying adventure|
06 Dec 19 – 06 Dec 20, TIMES VARY
|Price||£ determined by cinemas|
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