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Stephen Hawking’s Biopic THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING Will Give You All of the Chills

We have so many thoughts and feelings about the newly released trailer for Focus Feature’s film about the incredible Stephen Hawking, The Theory of Everything. Mostly they’re all related to just how goddamn good the whole thing looks. All of the feels, you guys: this one cut right to the ol’ heartstrings and has “Oscar Bait!” written all over it.

Set to have its world premiere at this year’s Toronto Film Festival, The Theory of Everything follows the life and times of Hawking and his wife, Jane Wilde, through the early days of their courtship and beyond. No surprise there, considering the whole thing is based on Jane Hawking’s book. But it’s sometimes easy to forget that there’s a regular ol’ run-of-the-mill human man behind one of the universe’s most prolific scientific minds because, I mean, he’s just so mind-bogglingly intelligent. A glimpse into what made him the man he ultimately became, which this film purports to be, is undoubtedly a fascinating one.

Starring Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones as the aforementioned Hawking duo, the film’s director touts The Theory of Everything as “a very unusual love story in a very strange environment, a very strange sort of landscape,” in a brief chat with Deadline. “That is, I think, the abiding theme of the film. It is how these two characters, these two real people transcend all the complications and curveballs that life throws at them.”

Another cool fact? The film has Hawking’s enthusiastic blessing and he even recorded parts of the dialogue with his own speech generating device.

What do you think of the trailer? Let us know in the comments.

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  1. Belinda says:

    Why did they even remake this movie. Benedict Cumberbatch played an awesome S.Hawking, they should of left it at that!!

  2. helen says:

    love it…i dont own a  tv (what for??), i dont read newspapers (what for??) , dont go to the movies (what for?) ….but THIS one seems to be a real investment of ones FORREST GUMP…The Green Mile….etc

  3. Meggie67 says:

    Hope to see it.  Beautiful !

  4. paula says:

    looks great. I will definitely see it

  5. Heidi says:

    **tears*** amazing. I can’t wait!!!!! 

  6. Susan says:

    Please excuse me for a moment. My eyes seem to be leaking.

  7. Will it bring more than “Hawking” of the BBC? With Benedict Cumberbatch?
    I wonder……Still…it’s a bit unusual to think of him as human being and not “just” a brain…makes me feel even more respect!

  8. peterluna says:

    “Will give you the chills.” Not “will give all of you the chills.”
    Grammar cop out!

  9. Really can’t wait to watch this! But I’ve got misty/dusty eyes already.

  10. Theodora Wimsey says:

    Looks nice and all but it it seriously similar “Hawking” 2004 in which Benedict Cumberbatch won praise for playing the lead. Before you plunk your money down, checkout this version on amazon. It is stunning.

  11. Anna Yaroslava says:

    I think I just about lost my shit when I saw David Thewlis playing his professor…

  12. He had a great funny bit in the last Monthy Python concert..

  13. This is probably going to be the only movie,I see this year

  14. Excuse me…I have some dust in my eyes,,,,

  15. Erin says:

    Already have misty eyes! Can’t wait.

  16. Suzie says:

    Why did they remake this? Was the Benedict Cumberbatch version of it not great enough?

  17. Saeed says:

    I am so there! His discussions on time travel are the stuff nerd dreams are made of.

  18. Ronin says:

    All the chills

  19. BRinMilwaukee says:

    I said thank you.

  20. marymert says:

    Beautiful! You were right, I feel like I was punched right in the Hardwick. 😉