Newmarket Films announced today that it has acquired U.S. rights to director Jon Amiel’s “Creation”, a film which focuses on Charles Darwin and his family as he struggles to finish his legendary book “On The Origin of Species,” which went on to become the foundation for evolutionary biology.
The screenplay was written by John Collee, based on the biography “Annie’s Box” which was penned by Darwin’s great-great grandson Randal Keynes using personal letters and diaries of the Darwin family. The film, which had an opening night gala premiere at this year’s Toronto Film Festival, was produced by Jeremy Thomas at Recorded Picture Company with BBC Films and Ocean Pictures.
Paul Bettany and Jennifer Connelly star as Darwin and wife. Newmarket plans to release the film in December.