'Theory of Everything': Getting Jane Hawking's permission

November 4, 2014 1:29 AM

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A decade ago, screenwriter Anthony McCarten showed up on Jane Hawking’s doorstep. He hadn’t given Hawking -- ex-wife of the famous theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking -- warning that he’d be coming. But he had read her autobiography, which detailed her intense marriage with the scientist -- and he wanted to turn her story into a movie.

“I just thought, ‘I have to try and get permission,’” McCarten recalled at a recent showing of “The Theory of Everything” at the Envelope Screening Series.

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