The 2014 Stephen Hawking biopic “The Theory of Everything” has moved from Cinemax to more-watched sister network HBO following the famed physicist’s death.
The move is an upgrade for the film, moving from the smaller HBO-owned network to the flagship channel in memoriam of his passing, and presumably to cater to a surge of interest in Hawking and his legacy.
Eddie Redmayne stars in the movie, a drama from director James Marsh depicting Hawking’s love story with his first wife, Jane (played by Felicity Jones). The acclaimed film won a number of awards upon its initial release, including Best Actor at the 2015 Academy Awards for Redmayne.
Hawking died on Wednesday at the age of 76 due to complications stemming from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, the disease that had confined him to a wheelchair and robbed him of the ability to speak.
Redmayne was among those who paid tribute to the scientist following his death, calling Hawking “a truly beautiful mind, an astonishing scientist and the funniest man I have ever had the pleasure to meet.”