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

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