Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones will be seen together on screen in the biographical adventure film, The Aeronauts, releasing on 6th December 2019. Directed by Tom Harper, the film was screened at the Toronto Film Festival on Sunday, 8th September. Eddie and Felicity were first seen together in the 2014 film The Theory of Everything, for which Eddie was honoured with an Oscar. Sharing his thoughts on reuniting with Felicity, Eddie said, “When someone suggested it, I thought oh yes, that would be amazing."
"It was absolutely wonderful. It was one of those things where we'd had the most intense and extraordinary experience making The Theory of Everything, and when we were offered this script it was that slight nervousness of 'Do we go back?' But we enjoyed that experience so much, so we called each other up and I was like, 'I'll do it if you do it'. And I'm so thrilled we did because it was a ride," he added. Meanwhile, Felicity shared that she and Eddie were good friends and “very meticulous”, so it can be “quite an intense process working together."
The Aeronauts, which has received mixed reviews from critics, is set in 1862 and follows the story of balloonist Amelia Wren and meteorologist James Glaisher, who want to fly higher than anyone in history but face physical as well as emotional challenges with the increase in altitude, which ultimately leads to a fight for survival. Sharing his views on the film’s story with BBC News, Eddie said that to him it was “a film about wonder.” He added that everyone these days spent so much time looking down at their phones and so he was attracted to the film because it was “about looking up.”