'AERONAUTS' TRAILER TAKES
EDDIE REDMAYNE TO THE SKIES
It is one of the films that will hit both this year's London film festival and the one in Toronto, Tom Harper's skyfaring adventure AERONAUTS which has just set flight to its first trailer. Eddie Redmayne plays famous
meteorologist James Glaisher at the end of the 19th century, while Felicity Jones is Amelia Wren, his fiercely loyal copilot who harbours a penchant for science as much as she does being a showgirl. Inspired by the story of Glashier’s 1862 excursion with fellow aeronaut Henry Coxwell (whom Wren replaces in the film), the movie, as EW reports, charts the pair’s dangerous mission to study the earth’s natural patterns from the sky as they attempt to travel higher than any human before them in a massive hot air balloon — an event Wren clearly wants to publicize as a meeting of science and spectacle to generate interest in their work, while the no-nonsense Glaishier anchors his
approach in curmudgeonly determination. Tom Courtenay, Vincent Perez and Anne Reid also star in the film that hits theatres December 6th ahead of the awards season and then streams on Amazon Prime December 20th.
|Aeronauts is directed by Tom Harper|
|The film will have a limited cinema releases to get in the awards race|