Eddie Redmayne is in talks to join James Marsh's upcoming biopic Theory of Everything.

The film will center theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking and his relationship with his wife. Eddie Redmayne will be playing the genius with the female lead expected to be announce very soon. James Marsh is directing from a script by Anthony McCarten. Working Title Films is producing.

Eddie Redmayne is best known for his role as Marius in Tom Hooper's Les Miserables reboot and will next be seen in Andy and Lana Wachowski's Jupiter Ascending.

The studio is shooting to start production this fall.