Marjane Satrapi's New Movie Radioactive, Based On Lauren Redniss' Marie Curie Comic, Out in UK on March 20th

Radioactive is a new movie directed by Persepolis' creator Marjane Satrapi, based on the comic by Lauren Redniss. Telling the life story of the discoverer of radioactivity, Marie Curie, it stars Rosamund Pike as Maria Skłodowska-Curie and premiered as the Closing Night Gala at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival. It is scheduled to be generally released worldwide on April 24th, but the UK will get it in on March 20th. Because we're aces.

The movie stars Rosamund Pike as Marie Curie, Sam Riley as Pierre Curie, Anya Taylor-Joy as Irene Curie, Ariella Glaser as Young Irene Curie, Indica Watson as six-year-old Irene Curie, Cara Bossom as Ève Curie, Aneurin Barnard as Paul Langevin, Simon Russell Beale as Gabriel Lippmann, Tim Woodward as Alexandre Millerand, Jonathan Aris as Hetreed, Mirjam Novak as Nurse Francoise, Michael Gould as Judge Clark.

From the 1870s through to modern day, RADIOACTIVE is a journey through Marie Curie's (Rosamund Pike) enduring legacies – her passionate partnerships, scientific breakthroughs, and the consequences that follow. In late 19th century Paris, Marie met fellow scientist Pierre Curie (Sam Riley). The pair went on to marry, raised two daughters and changed the face of science forever by their discovery of radioactivity. In 1903, the pair jointly won the Nobel Prize in physics for their discovery, making Marie the first* woman to win the esteemed prize. After the death of her beloved Pierre, Marie's commitment to science remained unwavering and her work went on to win her a second Nobel Prize, taking with it the responsibility for discoveries which changed the world. This is a bold, visionary depiction of a legacy of an extraordinary life, the transformative effects and ensuing fallout of the Curie's work and an exploration of how this impacted the defining moments of the 20th Century.

The movie is adapted from Lauren Redniss' graphic novel Radioactive: Marie & Pierre Curie: A Tale of Love and Fallout, published by It Books, in December 2010. The screenplay was written by His Dark Materials' Jack Thorne. Have a trailer…

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