Redmayne, Jones In Talks For “Aeronauts”

“The Theory of Everything” duo Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones are in negotiations to re-team on the original film “The Aeronauts” for Amazon Studios.

The screenplay is based on the true story of balloon pilot Amelia Wren and scientist James Glaisher who, in 1862, 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 a fight for survival.

Tom Harper (“War & Peace”) is attached to direct from a script by Jack Thorne. Todd Lieberman and David Hoberman are producing and no production schedule has yet been set.

Source: Variety