The Aeronauts follows wealthy young widow Amelia Wren (Felicity Jones) and headstrong scientist James Glaisher (Eddie 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 discover things about each other – and themselves – that helps each of them find their place in the world they have left behind.
The film is set in 1862, it’s inspired by true events, and also stars Himesh Patel (Damned), Anne Reid (Years And Years), Tom Courtenay (45 Years), Tim McInnerny (Blacadded Goes Forth) and Phoebe Fox (Blue Iguana).
Announced today as the Mayor of London’s Gala, The Aeronauts will enjoy its European premiere at the London Film Festival On October 7th and will be released in cinemas across the UK and Ireland, and in IMAX venues, on Wednesday, November 6th.
It’ll also be on Amazon Prime in due course, but certainly looks like one to check out on the big screen.
Check out the trailer below:
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