Trailer: Richard Curtis’ Malaria Drama Mary & Martha With Hilary Swank And Brenda Blethyn

Richard Curtis discusses why he made Mary & Martha in the latest issue of The Radio Times. He explains how he learned the sad, strange truth about malaria through his work with Comic Relief, that it’s a disease that’s “entirely preventable and curable” but kills “a million people a year, most of them children.”

Curtis decided he couldn’t just go on being:

a writer who knew about this stuff intimately, and yet continued to write fictional films, usually featuring weddings.

This, he says, is why he wrote Mary & Martha.

The film was directed by Phillip Noyce, and the BBC will premiere it on Friday March 1st. HBO will be screening it in the coming weeks too.

Here’s the BBC’s trailer for the film.

YouTube Preview Image

Comic Relief will be contributing to the fight against malaria. We can all contribute to Comic Relief.

Behind The Scenes Look At The Stunts On Arrow

What Is ‘Dead Drop’ From Valiant?

Conan Wanted To Do A Whole Episode In Minecraft But Couldn’t – Instead, Have A Small Taste

Superhero Barbie. Because Girls Don’t Want To Defeat Evil, They Want To Make Them Their Friends

bugeyedbandit

The Speed Force, Ray Palmer And The Bug-Eyed Bandit Heading To The Flash

$_57 (3)

Speculator Corner: Alias #24 – The New Purple Man

witcher

The Witcher 3 May Only Run At 900p On Xbox One

-2 copy

Warren Ellis Talks Blackcross: A Ghost Story Steeped In Superhero Fiction, Plus Extended Preview

Tyler-James-Williams

The Walking Dead Actor To Join Criminal Minds Spinoff

Prints Charming: Adventure Time Marceline Gone To Sellout