Amazon Studios has premiered the trailer for the Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones-led period ballooning disaster drama “The Aeronauts”.
Tom Harper helms the movie which is set in 1862 and follows wealthy young widow Amelia Wren (Jones) and headstrong scientist James Glaisher (Redmayne) as they mount a balloon expedition to fly higher than anyone in history.
It’s a journey to the edge of the then-known world, where the air is thin and the chances of survival are slim. Jack Thorne penned the script for the film which also stars Tom Courtenay, Anne Reid, Vincent Perez and Rebecca Front.
Originally slated for an October 25th traditional theatrical run, the film will now instead get a short stateside theatrical release on December 6th ahead of a video-on-demand launch on December 20th.