Ever since he became famous, we’ve only known Stephen Hawking as a middle-aged man, who is relatively immobile in a wheelchair.
However the film The Theory Of Everything is going to take us back to his youth, when he was a carefree student at Cambridge, who at the age of 21 was diagnosed with motor neurone disease – along with a prognosis that he would be lucky if he lived just a few more years.
The trailer for the movie has now arrived, which you can watch below.
Here’s the official synopsis: ‘The Theory of Everything is the story of the most brilliant and celebrated physicist of our time, Stephen Hawking (Eddie Redmayne), and Jane Wilde (Felicity Jones) the arts student he fell in love with whilst studying at Cambridge in the 1960s.
‘Little was expected from Stephen Hawking, a bright but shiftless student of cosmology, given just two years to live following the diagnosis of a fatal illness at 21 years of age. He became galvanized, however, by the love of fellow Cambridge student, Jane Wilde, and he went on to be called the successor to Einstein, as well as a husband and father to their three children. Over the course of their marriage as Stephen’s body collapsed and his academic renown soared, fault lines were exposed that tested the lineaments of their relationship and dramatically altered the course of both of their lives.
‘Professor Stephen Hawking is one of the most famous scientists of our age and author of the bestseller, “A Brief History of Time”, which has sold millions of copies world-wide.’
The film should be out in the US in November, with a January 1st UK release date set.