Marie Curie, the scientist who discovered the element of Radium is one of the most important intellectuals of the last several hundred years. Now, she’s getting her own biopic starring Rosamund Pike as Marie Curie and Sam Riley as her husband, Pierre. The story of the Curies is perfect for film and a film about a couple dealing with their own relationship amidst a climate where the female is robbed of credit for her discoveries due to her sex seems like it’s perfect for today’s market.
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. From Academy Award® nominated director Marjane Satrapi, comes a bold, visionary depiction of the transformative effects and ensuing fallout of the Curie’s work and how this shaped the defining moments of the 20th Century