The Aeronauts films UK in the spring

Eddie Redmayne A period feature for Amazon Studios about two 19th century hot air balloonists is due to film in the UK in the spring. 

Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones, who starred together in The Theory of Everything, are reportedly lining up to play the leads in The Aeronauts

The feature centres on scientist James Glaisher and pilot Amelia Wren who, in 1862, attempted to fly higher in an open balloon than anyone had before. 

Todd Lieberman and David Hoberman produce for Mandeville Films in LA, with Tom Harper on board to direct Jack Thorne’s screenplay. 

Production Intelligence subscribers can log in and follow the project on our site. The UK casting director is listed, with the line producer’s name to be detailed once he comes off his current project. 

The Aeronauts is one of around 80 projects currently in pre-production on PI; non-subscribers can click here to request a free online demo. 

Eddie Redmayne photo via Getty Images/WireImage/Samir Hussein. 


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