Starring Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Joey King as Bessie Cavallo and Little Women’s Abby Quinn as Jo Cavallo, Radium Girl’s true story about teen sisters who dream of Hollywood and Egyptian pyramids as they paint luminous watch dials at the American Radium factory in New Jersey in the early 20th century.
Directed by Oscar-nominated producer Lydia Dean Pilcher and Ginny Mohler, Produced by Lily Tomlin. Check out the trailer and the official synopsis below. Radium Girls hits theaters April 3, 2020.
Based on true events set in 1928, in New Jersey, teenage sisters, Bessie and Jo, dream of faraway places as the paint glow-in-the-dark watch dials at the American Radium Factory. When Jo loses a tooth, Bessie’s world turns upside down as the mystery of Jo’s disease slowly unravels. Bessie befriends two young activists and in a radical coming of age, she exposes a corporate scandal. Bessie and the “Radium Girls” file a lawsuit against American Radium. This notorious case ultimately led to a lasting impact in the area of workplace health and safety as well as the study of radioactivity.
Star cast: Joey King, Abby Quinn, Cara Seymour, Susan Heyward, Scott Shepherd, and Neal Huff
[su_box box_color=”#d85454″]Radium Girls is a celebration of everyday women finding their strength in the unlikeliest of circumstances. Lydia Dean Pilcher and Ginny Mohler co-direct a standout film that explores what it takes to piece together the small elements of wrongdoing in order to understand the scope of a larger injustice and, ultimately, fight against the system, when life’s odds are stacked against you.—Mara Webster[/su_box]