ICON Film Distribution

ICON Film Distribution

July 09, 2009 10:14 ET

Icon Film Distribution Announce September 25th Release Date for Creation

STARRING: PAUL BETTANY, JENNIFER CONNELLY, JEREMY NORTHAM, TOBY JONES & BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - July 9, 2009) - Part ghost story, part psychological thriller, part heart-wrenching love story CREATION is the powerful story of Charles Darwin and the single most explosive idea in history.

Darwin's great, still controversial book 'On the Origin of Species' depicts nature as a battleground. In CREATION the battleground is a man's heart. Torn between his love for his deeply religious wife and his own growing belief in a world where God has no place, Darwin finds himself caught in a struggle between faith and reason, love and truth.

This is not the grey-bearded old man that most people imagine when they think of Darwin. The Darwin we meet in CREATION is a young, vibrant father, husband and friend whose mental and physical health gradually buckles under the weight of guilt and grief for a lost child.

Ultimately it is Annie, his adored 10 year-old daughter who leads him out of darkness and helps him reconnect with his wife and family. Only then is he able to create the book that changed the world. Told in a dazzling collage of scenes from the past and present, laced with stories of exotic animals and the dark dreams of a troubled mind, CREATION is a film that will provoke, entertain and ultimately deeply move audiences.

Directed by Jon Amiel (Entrapment, Sommersby, The Singing Detective) from a screenplay by John Collee (Master and the Commander: The Far Side of the World, Happy Feet), based upon Randal Keynes' book, 'Annie's Box', about the life of his great great grandfather Charles Darwin. Produced by Jeremy Thomas (The Last Emperor, Sexy Beast).

2009 is the Bicentenary of Darwin's birth and the 150th anniversary of the publication of his seminal work 'On the Origin of Species'.

DARWIN200 is a national programme celebrating Charles Darwin's life, his ideas and their impact, around his two hundredth anniversary. Information about national Darwin events can be found at www.darwin200.org.

CREATION will open in cinemas everywhere across the UK on the 25th September 2009.

For talent requests and further information please contact Premier PR on 020 7292 8330 or:
phil.cairns@premierpr.com / lizzy.follows@premierpr.com

For screening details please contact the Icon Press Office:
Chris Lawrance / chris@iconfilmdistribution.co.uk / Tel: 020 8492 6300

'CREATION - Charles Darwin, his Daughter and Human Evolution' by Randal Keynes is published in paperback by John Murray (publishers) on 23 September, priced Pounds Sterling 7.99.

For author interview requests, review copies or further information, please contact Shona Abhyankar on 020 7873 6440 or email shona.abhyankar@johnmurrays.co.uk

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