The Aeronauts films UK in the spring
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.
Also on The Knowledge
Danny Boyle is involved as an executive producer on feature film Creation Stories, which has started shooting in the UK.
The Media Production Show (MPS) is now in its fourth year and its third at Olympia London.
MPS showcases talent and technology across the creative sectors, and this year will take place on 11 and 12 June.
American cable channel Epix is looking to get involved with more UK productions as it refreshes its brand and launches an SVOD service.
ITV has commissioned a one-off entertainment show starring personality and actor Bradley Walsh.
BBC Studios is to produce six-part thriller We Hunt Together for UKTV brand Alibi.
Drama Little Birds has started filming for Sky, with shoot locations scheduled to include Manchester and Spain over the course of 14 weeks.