The First Trailer for the Stephen Hawking Biopic Tells a Story of Struggle — and Hope

The life story of celebrated physicist Stephen Hawking is coming to the big screen, and its first trailer (below) hints that we’re in for an emotional cinematic experience.

When Hawking was diagnosed with a motor neuron disease in 1963, the former professor of mathematics and author of “A Brief History of Time” was given two years to live, according to his website. He’s far surpassed that prognosis. Today, the 72-year-old communicates with a speech-generating computer and his list of achievements only continues to grow.

The trailer suggests that the biopic, called “The Theory of Everything,” focuses on the relationship between Hawking (played by Eddie Redmayne) and his wife, Jane Wilde (Felicity Jones), as the couple tackles his degenerating disease. We’re guessing it will strike a chord with families facing scary diagnoses.

Watch the trailer below. “The Theory of Everything” will be released this November.

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