StudioCanal have released the teaser trailer for Marjane Satrapi‘s “Radioactive,” the biographical drama on French physicists Marie and Pierre Curie, and their discoveries. The film stars Academy Award nominee Rosamund Pike and Sam Riley.
The synopsis reads:
From the 1870s to the modern era, RADIOACTIVE is a journey through Marie Curie’s (Rosamund Pike) enduring legacies – her passionate relationships, scientific breakthroughs, and the consequences that followed for her and for the world. After meeting fellow scientist Pierre Curie (Sam Riley), the pair go on to marry and change the face of science forever by their discovery of radioactivity. The genius of the Curies’ world-changing discoveries and the ensuing Nobel Prize propels the devoted couple into the international limelight.
Satrapi holds an Academy Award nomination for her Best Animated Feature contender, “Persepolis,” which was her directorial debut as well. The animated drama followed one Iranian girl growing up in the Islamic Revolution. Satrapi has also directed the features “The Voices,” “Chicken with Plums” and “Gang of the Jotas.” “Radioactive” is written by Jack Thorne and adapted from Lauren Redniss’ graphic novel.
Pike stars as Marie Curie, after starring in another biographical drama last year, in Matthew Heineman “A Private War,” as rebellious war correspondent Marie Colvin. Pike was nominated for her Oscar after starring in David Fincher’s “Gone Girl,” a thriller drama opposite Ben Affleck. Sam Riley, who stars in “Radioactive” as Pierre Curie, was nominated for the BAFTA Rising Star Award in 2008. He’s starred in “Control,” “On the Road,” “Maleficent,” and will be seen in the sequel, “Maleficent Mistress of Evil.”
“Radioactive” is produced by Working Title (“Darkest Hour”) and Shoebox Films (“Atonement”) and StudioCanal. Amazon Studios will be distributing the film theatrically in 2020.