Amazon Studios just released the official trailer for The Aeronauts along with a new teaser poster. The adventure film’s inspired by true events and reunites Felicity Jones and Eddie Redmayne following their award-winning performances in The Theory of Everything. Redmayne won the Best Actor Oscar for portraying Stephen Hawking in that film, and Jones was nominated in the Best Actress category.
Joining Redmayne and Jones are Tom Courtenay (45 Years), Anne Reid (The Last Tango in Halifax), Rebecca Front (The Thick of It), Vincent Perez (Riviera), Tim McInnery (Game of Thrones), Phoebe Fox (The Hollow Crown), and Himesh Patel (EastEnders).
Tom Harper (War & Peace, Peaky Blinders) directed from a screenplay by Jack Thorne (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Wonder, Radioactive), based on a story by Thorne and Harper. Harper produced along with Todd Lieberman and David Hoberman. Richard Hewitt served as executive producer.
The behind the scenes team includes director of photography George Steel (War & Peace, Peaky Blinders), costume designer Alexandra Bryne (Oscar winner for Elizabeth: The Golden Age), with hair and make-up by Jenny Shircore (Beauty and the Beast). Production designers are David Hindle (The Death of Stalin, The Theory of Everything) and Christian Huband (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them), and the VFX supervisor is Louis Morin (The House with a Clock on its Walls).
Amazon Studios will release The Aeronauts in theaters on December 6, 2019. A release on Prime Video will follow on December 20, 2019.
The Aeronauts Plot:
“In 1862, daredevil balloon pilot Amelia Wren (Felicity Jones) teams up with pioneering meteorologist James Glaisher (Eddie Redmayne) to advance human knowledge of the weather and fly higher than anyone in history. While breaking records and advancing scientific discovery, their voyage to the very edge of existence helps the unlikely pair find their place in the world they have left far below them. But they face physical and emotional challenges in the thin air, as the ascent becomes a fight for survival.”