The Theory of Everything is one of the eight movies nominated for Best Picture at The Academy Awards this weekend. Based on Jane Hawking's memoir Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen and directed by Academy Award winner James Marsh (Man on Wire), the acclaimed film is an unforgettable portrait of a singular marriage and the two exceptional souls who built it. The Theory of Everything is nominated for five Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Actor (Eddie Redmayne), Best Actress (Felicity Jones), and Best Adapted Screenplay (screenwriter Anthony McCarten). In case you haven't had a chance to watch it in theaters, the critically-acclaimed drama debuts on Blu-ray and DVD February 17 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment, and we have an exclusive deleted scene with commentary from director James Marsh.
Set to the music of Jóhann Jóhannsson, Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe Award winner for Best Original Score, The Theory of Everything stars Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe Award winner Eddie Redmayne and Academy Award nominee Felicity Jones. The duo have dazzled critics and audiences alike with their stunning portrayals of one of the world's greatest living minds and the woman who persevered for love. Once a healthy, active young man, Hawking receives an earth-shattering diagnosis at 21 years of age. With Jane fighting tirelessly by his side, Stephen embarks on his most ambitious scientific work, studying the very thing he now has precious little of-time. Together, they defy impossible odds, breaking new ground in medicine and science, and achieving more than they could ever have dreamed.
Our exclusive scene showcases Jane (Felicity Jones) helping her husband Stephen Hawking (Eddie Redmayne) into the car. James Marsh explains that the scene didn't make it into the film because, "it felt too long," but adds that the scene has "real power" and that they ended up just using the very end of this scene in the final film. Take a look at our exclusive preview for The Theory of Everything, and stay tuned to find out what Oscars this drama takes home on Sunday night.