This Is Not Stephen Hawking

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Eddie Redmayne, currently favoured to take the “Best Actor” Oscar for his performance as Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything, will be seen next playing a v different character in The Wachowskis’  Jupiter Ascending, which opens in the US on 6 February 2015.

Jupiter Ascending sounds like straight science fiction.  Channing Tatum plays the lead, a genetically modified hunter.   Mila Kunis has the Princess Leia role.   Sean Bean is in it.  He’ll probably get killed.  He usually does.

It looks like Redmayne will play the villain, w/the always watchable Douglas Booth as his brother.

The Wachowskis have an uneven history.  Their initial claim to fame was the cult hit The Matrix, but they followed it w/two terrible sequels.  Their most recent effort was Cloud Atlas, which got a mixed reception.  I’m one of the people who really liked it.

Jupiter Ascending

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