CREATION is the powerful and true-life tale of Charles Darwin and the most explosive idea in history.
A world-renowned scientist, and a dedicated family man struggling to accept his daughter’s death, Darwin is torn between his love for his deeply religious wife and his own growing belief in a world where God has no place. He finds himself caught in a battle between faith and reason, love and truth. This is the extraordinary story of Charles Darwin and how his master-work “The Origin of Species” came to light. It tells of a global revolution played out in the confines of a small English village; a passionate marriage torn apart by the most provocative idea in history – evolution; and a theory saved from extinction by the logic of a child.
Charles Darwin is played by acclaimed British actor Paul Bettany (The Da Vinci Code, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, A Beautiful Mind, Inkheart), and his wife Emma Darwin is played by his real-life wife, Academy Award winner Jennifer Connelly (Blood Diamond, A Beautiful Mind, Requiem For a Dream, The Day the Earth Stood Still). Directed by Jon Amiel (Entrapment, Copycat, Sommersby, The Core,) from a screenplay by John Collee (Master and the Commander: The Far Side of the World, Happy Feet), CREATION is based upon Randal Keynes’ book, ‘Annie’s Box’, about the life of his great great grandfather, Charles Darwin.