Amazon Studios’ new feature film, The Aeronauts, hits UK cinemas today, with the post-production for the film having been completed at Gravity Media’s Frith Street cutting rooms.
Set in 1862, the film is (loosely) based on the story of a gas balloon adventure in which scientist James Glaisher (played by Eddie Redmayne) and pilot Henry Coxwell took to the skies to further knowledge of meteorology – and in doing so, set the record for the highest flight in history.
In the film, Coxwell’s role is fulfilled by Felicity Jones, whose character is a fictional daredevil balloon pilot, Amelia Wren. While breaking records and advancing scientific discovery, the pair face physical and emotional challenges in the rarefied air, as the ascent becomes a fight for survival. Expect thrilling visuals and substantial on-screen chemistry between the two leads.