Films & TV

Aeronauts movie to celebrate James Glaisher

“The Theory of Everything” stars Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones are in negotiations to re-team in Amazon Studios’ “The Aeronauts,” according to several movie industry sources.

The screenplay is based on the true story of balloon pilot Amelia Wren (who would be played by Jones) and scientist James Glaisher (Redmayne) who, in 1862, embarked on an extraordinary journey to discover the secrets of the heavens. In the process, they flew higher in an open balloon than anyone had before or has since. They made breathtaking discoveries, but as they ascended to the highest points of the atmosphere, they were forced into an epic fight for survival.

Mandeville Films’ Todd Lieberman and David Hoberman are producing the pic.

“War & Peace’s” Tom Harper is attached to direct from a script by Jack Thorne. Harper is also producing.

 Amazon nabbed the spec last winter after a heated bidding war. It’s currently unknown exactly when production will commence although filming is rumoured to be scheduled for spring 2018 in London.