"The Aeronauts" is a 2019 semi-biographical adventure film directed by Tom Harper.
The starring cast includes Eddie Redmayne as James Glaisher, Felicity Jones as Amelia Wren, Himesh Patel as John Trew, Tom Courtenay as Arthur Glaisher, Phoebe Fox as Antonia, Vincent Perez as Pierre Rennes, Robert Glenister as Ned Chambers, Rebecca Front as Aunt Frances, Lewin Lloyd as Charlie, Anne Reid as Ethel Glaisher and others.

Here are "The Aeronauts" movie trailer, plot summary, full cast and characters, release date, streaming services and everything we know so far.


Is there a trailer for The Aeronauts movie?

Amazon Prime Video on Thursday, October 24, 2019 released the trailer for "The Aeronauts" you can watch here:
The Aeronauts - Official Trailer 2 | Prime Video.

Plot summary

What is The Aeronauts movie plot?

Here is a short review of "The Aeronauts" movie plot summary.

In 1862 London, scientist James Glaisher (Eddie Redmayne) and his pilot Amelia (Felicity Jones) arrive for the launch of the largest balloon ever constructed. Despite being haunted by a vision of her late husband Pierre, Amelia keeps up the brave front and the balloon successfully launches to a cheering crowd. In a flashback, James appears before the Royal Society and explains his theory that the weather can be predicted, but his fellow scientists mock him and refuse to finance his studies. Returning home, he talks to his parents, who try to persuade him to pursue another avenue of science. On the balloon, James and Amelia start rising through the cloud layer. They soon run into a violent storm which sends the balloon spinning. In a flashback, Amelia is persuaded by her sister Antonia (Phoebe Fox) to attend a society function. There, Amelia is approached by James and he asks if she would be willing to pilot his balloon in a privately-funded expedition while he attempts to prove his theories, to which she agrees.
Although James suffers a head injury while being thrown around, he and Amelia make it through the storm and continue rising. James releases the first of five pigeons carrying messages stating the current altitude along with other scientific readings in case they don't survive. They discover an air current which is home to a group of butterflies, confirming a theory of James' friend John Trew (Himesh Patel) that insects can travel on air currents. In a flashback, as James practices for the flight, Amelia visits to tell him she's changed her mind. John goes to see Amelia that night to convince her, saying that she has an obligation to advance the cause of science. Amelia then goes to Pierre's grave to reflect. When it begins to snow (which John told her James had predicted), she decides to go with him after all. Eventually, the balloon exceeds , beating the record for the highest altitude. Amelia is shocked to learn that James didn't bring any clothes suitable for the rapidly decreasing temperature and decides to start descending. James refuses, and the two argue. Amelia agrees to keep rising, but makes it clear to James that they'll have to start descending soon.


Who plays who in the The Aeronauts movie cast?

Here is the full cast and characters of "The Aeronauts" movie. Actors and actresses are sorted mostly in credits order.

Eddie Redmayne  as James Glaisher
Felicity Jones  as Amelia Wren
Himesh Patel  as John Trew James's friend
Tom Courtenay  as Arthur Glaisher James's father
Phoebe Fox  as Antonia Amelia's sister
Vincent Perez  as Pierre Rennes Amelia's husband
Robert Glenister  as Ned Chambers
Rebecca Front  as Aunt Frances
Lewin Lloyd  as Charlie
Anne Reid  as Ethel Glaisher James's mother
Tim McInnerny  as Airy
Thomas Arnold  as Charles Green
Lisa Jackson  as Poppy
Elsa Alili  as Antonia's Daughter
Connie Price  as Antonia's Daughter
Bella  as Posey the Dog
James Daniel Wilson  as Meteorologist

Release date

When is The Aeronauts movie release date?

"The Aeronauts" movie release date was scheduled to be on August 30, 2019 (Telluride), on November 4, 2019 (United Kingdom), on November 6, 2019 (United Kingdom), on December 6, 2019 (United States, Turkey) and on December 19, 2019 (Hungary) distributing by Entertainment One (United Kingdom), Amazon Studios (United States), Bravos Pictures, GAGA, Seven Films - Feelgood Entertainment, Shaw Organisation, The Searchers, Amazon Prime Video, Ascot Elite Entertainment Group, Bir Film and NOS Audiovisuais.


What are The Aeronauts filming details?

The duration of the film is 100 minutes. With a budget of $40 million, the film grossed over $3.8 million.

"The Aeronauts" movie is rated "PG-13", according to the MPAA film rating system.

Principal photography began in early August 2018, in West London Film Studios, with George Steel serving as cinematographer.


What are critics and audiences saying about The Aeronauts movie?

"The Aeronauts" movie got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 6.6/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 71/100.

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