The Theory of Everything

Jóhann has composed the score for the Working Title/Focus Features film The Theory of Everything about the relationship between Stephen Hawking and his wife Jane. The film is directed by James Marsh, known for his documentary films such as the Oscar-winning Man On Wire, and features stars Eddie Redmayne of Les Miserables and Felicity Jones of Amazing Spider Man 2. The film will be released in the USA this November and the rest of the world in December. The score album will be released this autumn through BackLot Records. The world premiere of The Theory of Everything was at Toronto International Film Festival last week. Here are some of the press reactions to the score: "Jóhann Jóhansson's score is sublime" - Screen Daily "The film's score is so beautifully written it left many around me in tears at the extra emotion it brought." - BBC "The standout among the tech credits has to be Jóhann Jóhannsson, whose gorgeous score brings an incredible emotional resonance to the picture."- HitFix "Criminally overlooked last year in the grand scheme of things for his work on Prisoners, the composer orchestrates his best score of his career." -Awards Circuit "The effect is heightened by Jóhann Jóhannsson's score, whose arpeggio-like repetitions and progressions at times evoke the compositions of Philip Glass, working in concert with Jinx Godfrey's swiftly edited montages to lyrical and emotionally extravagant effect."- Variety