Rosamund Pike films Marie Curie biopic
A new feature film about Marie Curie is in pre-production with filming due to take place in Hungary from next month.
Rosamund Pike stars in Radioactive as the physicist and chemist who conducted pioneering research on radioactivity in the late 19th century.
Together with her husband Pierre, she won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1903 and went on to win the Chemistry prize in 1911, making her the first person – and only woman – to win the Nobel Prize twice.
Radioactive is directed by Marjane Satrapi, best known to date for her animated feature Persepolis, adapted from her graphic novel of the same name.
Satrapi will be calling the shots from a screenplay by Jack Thorne. Working Title Films, StudioCanal and Shoebox Films are behind the feature.
Subscribers can log into Production Intelligence to see shoot dates and the handful of UK HoDs on board; many of the crew are being sourced locally in Hungary.
Hungary frequently doubles for other European cities, particularly period dramas and features. UK shows to have filmed there include The Last Kingdom and ITV’s Maigret, in which Budapest doubled for 1950s Paris.
Image via Getty Images Ent/Chris Jackson.
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