Watch Eddie Redmayne Play the Legendary Stephen Hawking

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Eddie Redmayne plays the brilliant physicist Stephen Hawking in his early years.

Aug 6, 2014 | 04:44 PM

Eddie Redmayne is taking on the role of arguably the most brilliant man of the century. 

The "Les Misérables" actor stars in the upcoming film "The Theory of Everything" and from what we've seen in the new trailer, he's delivering quite a touching performance. 

The movie follows a young Stephen Hawking as he meets his future wife Jane and is ultimately diagnosed with motor neurone disease, a terminal illness that, against all odds, he survives and even rises above. Though his body fails, Hawking's beautiful mind prevailed. 

We may or may not have teared up a little bit during the trailer, and we honestly don't regret it. The film looks absolutely breathtaking. 

"The Theory of Everything" comes to theaters on New Year's Day. You can watch the clip below: 

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