Swipe Films has acquired U.K. and Ireland rights to “Marie Curie: The Courage of Knowledge,” the movie about the life of the trailblazing double Nobel Prize-winning scientist. The movie will premiere in London on Nov. 7, the 150th anniversary of Curie’s birth, before being released Nov. 24.
In a marketing twist, Swipe’s virtual reality production arm will make a VR trailer for the film, which it said would be a first for a foreign-language release in the U.K. It will transport viewers to Curie’s lab, and allow them to explore her experiments with radioactivity. Swipe acquired the rights to the movie from Films Boutique.
“Marie Curie: The Courage of Knowledge” is a French-Polish-German co-production. Polish actress Karolina Gruszka stars as Marie Curie, with Charles Berling as her husband and research partner, Pierre. Marie Noelle wrote, directed and produced the film. The Polish producer is Mikolaj Pokromski of Pokromski Studio.
The film follows the groundbreaking chemist and physicist in the lab and in her personal life as she battles the male-dominated establishment, deals with the death of her husband, and embarks on an affair with a married colleague.
“We are proud to be releasing this sweeping biography of the legendary, double Nobel Prize–winning scientist, who courted controversy with her challenging of France’s male-dominated academic establishment and her unconventional romantic life,” Swipe founder Frank Mannion said.