Felicity Jones and Eddie Redmayne are set to soar to new heights in the upcoming film, The Aeronauts, which tackles the history of ballooning.
Directed by Tom Harper, The Aeronauts is set in the early 1860s and follows a wealthy young widow Amelia Wren (Jones) and ambitious scientist James Glaisher (Redmayne) as they mount a balloon expedition to fly higher than anyone in history.
This is a journey to the very edge of existence, where the air is thin and the chances of survival are slim. As their perilous ascent reveals their true selves, this unlikely pair discovers things about each other – and themselves – that help them find their place in the world they have left behind.
The Aeronauts also stars Tom Courtenay, Anne Reid, Rebecca Front, Vincent Perez, Tim McInnery, Phoebe Fox and Himesh Patel.