Currently in the works: A live-action adaptation of Lauren Redniss’ graphic novel Radioactive: Marie & Pierre Curie: A Tale of Love and Fallout, starring Rosamund Pike and directed by Marjane Satrapi. Does anyone remember—is this what it feels like to be excited about something?
That’s according to Variety:
Mixing dream-like saturated color drawings and short texts, the book captures the Curies’ “fairy-tale” life story, as Redniss writes, their love, recorded perspicaciously by Curie, the heroic labor of their scientific discovery of radioactivity, and the long shadow that would cast over their lives – and the modern world.
“This is not a bio-pic, but a love story, set at a tremendous time of change, capturing a woman who is amazing, brilliant and quite charming, and the only woman of the time capable of being accepted by the scientific establishment,” Didier Lupfer, Studiocanal chairman-CEO, said of the film “Radioactive.”
Pike is likely best known for her role as manipulative nightmare woman Amazing Amy in Gone Girl, while Satrapi is famous for Persepolis. This should be incredible.