Eddie Redmayne will be Stephen Hawking in Theory of Everything, an upcoming biopic of the theoretical physicist. Deadline reports that Working Title has chosen James Marsh, co-director of Man on Wire and director of Project Nim, to direct the film. The film is said to focus on Hawking’s relationship with his wife, while it isn’t clear which wife (he has been married twice) it’s safe to assume the movie would explore his first. Our guess is that the movie would look at the way Hawking and his wife deal with his condition. He suffers from ALS (a.k.a. Lou Gehrig’s Disease).
This would be another big step in Redmayne’s growing career. He has already impressed in both My Week With Marylin and Les Misérables. His next film will be Jupiter Ascending, directed by the Wachowski brothers.