‘Radioactive’ Trailer: Marjane Satrapi’s Biopic Stars Rosamund Pike As Marie Curie

The uncertainty over the upcoming awards season due to COVID-19 has left the Oscars race wide open. Maybe it’s just me, but I’ve felt a real lacking in high-profile prestige performances, and that has made the release of Radioactive, which stars Rosamund Pike as scientist Marie Curie, all the more intriguing. Could it be her pathway to the gold?

Radioactive is directed by Marjane Satrapi, the filmmaker behind such acclaimed films as Persepolis, Chicken with Plums, and The Voices. Pike plays Curie, the scientist renowned for her discovery of radium at a time when women weren’t readily accepted in the scientific community. It would be years before she was properly recognized for her achievements.

Also starring  Sam Riley, Anya Taylor-Joy, and Aneurin Barnard, Radioactive comes to Amazon Prime on July 24th.

SYNOPSIS: RADIOACTIVE is the incredible, true-story of Marie Skłodowska Curie and her ground-breaking scientific achievements that revolutionized medicine with her discovery of radium and polonium, ultimately changing the face of science forever. Marie was the first female to win the Nobel Prize and the first person in history to win the esteemed award twice. Oscar-nominated Marjane Satrapi (Persepolis) directs this dazzling cast, which includes Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl, A United Kingdom) as Marie with Sam Riley (Control) playing her beloved husband and Aneurin Barnard (Dunkirk) as her lover, Paul; rising star Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch) also stars, playing the young Irene, Marie Curie’s daughter.

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