Paul Bettany to play Charles Darwin

Jennifer Connelly to co-star in Evolutionist’s biopic

Acting together for the first time since A Beautiful Mind, Paul Bettany and Jennifer Connelly’s relationship is about to face the toughest test a married pair can face when working together – can they stand each other after being on set together all day?

We’re guessing the pair won’t have a problem, but they’ll have plenty of time to find out. They’ve signed up to play Charles and Emma Darwin in Jon Amiel’s biopic Creation, according to Variety.

The story will follow Darwin’s life as a young man, a period coloured by tragedy thanks to the death of a child.

Amiel will be working from a script by Master And Commander scribe John Colley. He plans to kick off shooting later this month in London, with a cast that also includes Toby Jones, Jeremy Northam and Benedict Cumberbatch.