From writer Jack Thorne and director Tom Harper comes The Aeronauts – and here’s the first trailer.

A film that’s expected to be in the awards mix at the end of the year is The Aeronauts, from Wild Rose director Tom Harper.

The movie features Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones, and the screenplay comes from the brilliant Jack Thorne. It’s also just confirmed to be making its European debut at the upcoming London Film Festival on October 7th, with a full UK release following on November 6th.

A trailer and synopsis have just been unveiled, and they make a better fist of telling you about the movie than me. As such, I’ll hand over to them. Here’s the trailer first…

And here’s that synopsis…

Felicity Jones and Eddie Redmayne reunite in this thrilling drama directed by Tom Harper (Wild Rose) and written by Jack Thorne (Wonder). Set in 1862 and inspired by true events, The Aeronauts follows wealthy young widow Amelia Wren (Jones) and headstrong scientist James Glaisher (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.

More on the movie in due course…