This Is Not Stephen Hawking


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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