Liam Neeson, Anna Kendrick, and Lin-Manuel Miranda Are Among the Hopeful Candidates Trying Out to Be Stephen Hawking’s New Voice

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Stephen Hawking has used the same voice for over 30 years, and, “occasional sitcom star” that he is, Mr. Hollywood thinks it’s time for a good sprucing. As such, a corral of stars including Liam Neeson, Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Lin-Manuel Miranda, John Boyega, and Felicity Jones all made their best case for the job in a new video for Red Nose Day. Because, sure, Eddie Redmayne was pretty good in The Theory of Everything, but Jones thinks a little gender-swapping would’ve done wonders. And besides, Redmayne’s career has kicked up a notch or two since that movie’s release, so he isn’t touching another Hawking project without big-time-sequel bank.

These Famous People Want to Be Stephen Hawking’s New Voice