Felicity Jones and Eddie Redmayne earned plenty of award-season buzz from their collaboration in 2014's The Theory of Everything, and now they've reunited for Tom Harper's upcoming action-adventure epic, The Aeronauts. The first trailer for the film shows a glimpse at what we can expect from the story: a giant hot air balloon, chic 19th-century fashion, and plenty of near-death experiences. What more could you want?
The film is inspired by true events, tracing the real-life tale of an ambitious pair of Victorian-era adventurers who rode a hot-air balloon all the way into the stratosphere in the year 1862, setting a record for the highest anyone had flown at that time (keep in mind, airplanes weren't invented until 1903). What resulted was a dramatic fight for survival.
Redmayne is playing the part of headstrong scientist James Glaisher, who was an acclaimed astronomer, meteorologist, and aeronaut, while Jones is taking on the role of wealthy young widow Amelia Wren, who joins Glaisher in his quest for new discoveries high above the earth's surface. Watch the trailer above before The Aeronauts arrives in theaters on Dec. 6.