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Report: Eddie Redmayne to play Stephen Hawking in film

June 13, 2013 at 1:44 AM
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LOS ANGELES, June 13 (UPI) -- British actor Eddie Redmayne is in talks to play ALS-stricken physicist and author Stephen Hawking in the film "Theory of Everything," Deadline.com reported.

Redmayne is known for his work in the movies "Les Miserables" and "My Week with Marilyn," as well as in the TV miniseries "Pillars of the Earth."

Deadline.com said James Marsh, whose films include the documentary "Man on Wire" and the IRA drama "Shadow Dancer" is on board to direct the Hawking bio-picture for Working Title.

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