Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones in 'The Aeronauts' | Inquirer Entertainment

WATCH: Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones take flight in first trailer for ‘The Aeronauts’

/ 07:36 PM September 01, 2019

Four years after starring together in “The Theory of Everything”, Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones reunite for the retelling of the story of British scientist James Glaisher.

In line with its sneak preview at the Telluride Film Festival last Friday, Aug. 30, the film, helmed by Tom Harper (“Wild Rose”) has unveiled its high-flying first trailer.

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‘The Aeronauts” movie poster. Image: Courtesy of Amazon Prime Video via AFP Relaxnews

In “The Aeronauts”, Harper revisits the true story of 19th-century British meteorologist and aeronaut Glaisher(Redmayne). Along with fellow aeronaut Amelia Wren (Jones), he sets off on a perilous journey to attempt to fly higher than any man before.


The hot-air balloon mission, which allows them to make discoveries in the field of meteorology, also puts their lives in danger. Lost in the sky, Glaisher and Wren must fight the elements to survive.


While Glaisher did leave his mark on his era by breaking altitude records, Wren is a fictional character. The film is a retelling of the September 1862 ascension that nearly killed Glaisher and his real-life co-pilot, professional balloonist Henry Coxwell.

Phoebe Fox, Himesh Patel, Vincent Perez, Anne Reid, Tom Courtenay, Tim McInnerny and Rebecca Front also appear in the movie.

The film will release in selected United States theaters on Dec. 6, ahead of its Dec. 20 release on the Amazon Prime Video streaming platform. RGA/JB


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