Check out this new trailer for the Marie Curie biopic, Radioactive, coming to Amazon Prime. Rosamund Pike stars as the physicist and chemist who was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize for her research on radioactivity, the only woman to acquire the award twice, and the only person to win in two different scientific fields. Curie found the element Radium, alongside her husband, Pierre, and invented the term “radioactivity.”
Pike is joined in the cast by Sam Riley, Anya Taylor-Joy, Aneurin Barnard, Simon Russell Beale, Jonathan Aris, Corey Johnson, Tim Woodward, and Harriet Turnbull. The movie is directed by Marjane Satrapi.
From the 1870s up 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. 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.
Radioactive will premiere on Amazon Prime on July 24th.