The Two Gay Geeks received this trailer and press release for the Amazon Studios Film, Radioactive. The story of Marie Curie and her Nobel Prize Winning discovery of Radium. This film is being represented by our friend Leigh Massey at Finger-paint Films.
Look for a review from Andrea in the coming weeks. In the meantime, enjoy the trailer and info below.
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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 second Nobel Prize, taking with it the responsibility for discoveries which changed the world. This is a bold, visionary depiction of 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.
Starring BAFTA and Academy Award® nominee Rosamund Pike (GONE GIRL, A UNITED KINGDOM), Sam Riley (CONTROL, MALEFICENT), Anya Taylor-Joy (THE WITCH, SPLIT) and Simon Russell Beale (THE DEATH OF STALIN, INTO THE WOODS) and directed by Academy Award® nominated Marjane Satrapi
(PERSEPOLIS, THE VOICES), RADIOACTIVE is a cutting-edge historical drama which delves deeply into the Marie Curie’s life and the aftermath of her discoveries.
Adapted from Lauren Redniss’ graphic novel ‘Radioactive: Marie & Pierre Curie: A Tale of Love and Fallout’, the screenplay was written by Jack Thorne (WONDER, Channel 4’s KIRI, HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD).
The film is produced by Shoebox Films’ Paul Webster (ATONEMENT, EASTERN PROMISES, SALMON FISHING IN THE YEMEN), together with Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner, co-chairmen of the BAFTA awardwinning production company Working Title Films (THE DARKEST HOUR, LES MISERABLES, THE DANISH
GIRL, THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING, RUSH).
BASED ON THE BOOK BY
Simon Russell Beale
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Anthony Dod Mantle (ASC BSC DFF)
MAKE-UP, HAIR & PROSTHETICS DESIGNER
WORKING TITLE FILMS
Working Title Films, co-chaired by Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner since 1992, is one of the world’s leading film production companies.
Formed in 1984, Working Title has made more than 100 films that have grossed over $7.5 billion worldwide. Its films have won 12 Academy Awards® (for Tom Hooper’s The Danish Girl, James Marsh’s The Theory of Everything, Tom Hooper’s Les Misérables, Joe Wright’s Anna Karenina, Tim Robbins’ Dead Man Walking; Joel and Ethan Coen’s Fargo; Shekhar Kapur’s Elizabeth and Elizabeth: The Golden Age; and Joe Wright’s Atonement), 40 BAFTA Awards and numerous prestigious prizes at the Cannes and Berlin International Film Festivals.
Bevan and Fellner have been honoured with the Producers Guild of America’s David O. Selznick Achievement Award in Theatrical Motion Pictures, the PGA’s highest honour for motion picture producers. They have also been accorded two of the highest film awards given to British filmmakers; the
Michael Balcon Award for Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema, at the Orange British Academy Film [BAFTA] Awards, and the Alexander Walker Film Award at the Evening Standard British Film Awards.
They have also both been honored with CBEs (Commanders of the Order of the British Empire).
The company’s commercial and critical hits include The Interpreter, About a Boy, Notting Hill, Elizabeth, Fargo, Dead Man Walking, Bean, High Fidelity, Johnny English, Billy Elliot, Four Weddings and a Funeral, Bridget Jones’s Diary, Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, Love Actually, Shaun of the Dead, Pride & Prejudice, Nanny McPhee, United 93, Mr. Bean’s Holiday, Hot Fuzz, Elizabeth: The Golden Age, Burn After Reading, Frost/Nixon, Atonement, Senna, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Anna Karenina, Les Misérables, I Give It A Year, About Time, Rush, Two Faces of January, Trash, The Theory of Everything, Legend, Everest, The Programme ,The Danish Girl. , Grimsby, Hail Caesar! and Bridget Jones’s Baby, Baby Driver, The Snowman, Darkest Hour and Victoria & Abdul.
Working Title’s recent releases include, Mary Queen of Scots, directed by Josie Rourke starring Margot Robbie, Saoirse Ronan and Joe Alwyn, The Kid That Would be King directed by Joe Cornish starring Patrick Stewart and Rebecca Ferguson, Johnny English 3, to be directed by David Kerr starring Rowan Atkinson, King of Thieves starring Michael Caine, Jim Broadbent Ray Winstone and Tom Courtenay, and 7 Days in Entebbe, directed by Jose Padilha starring Rosamund Pike and Daniel Bruhl.