Pu-239 trailer and behind the scenes
Pu-239 has come out of nowhere for me, and yet it has a great premise and a strong cast including Paddy Considine and Radha Mitchell.
The film tells the story of a Russian man who has received a deadly does of radiation poisoning at his work at a nuclear power plant. It was an accident but his work are refusing to compensate his family and so he decides to steal something very valuable from the plant to sell, Plutonium.
Hence the name, Pu-239, the elemental name of weapons grade Plutonium, as it has become known. He steals the element and while he's slowly dying he tries to sell it in order to get enough money for his family to be secure after he's gone, knowing that whoever gets the material may use it to make a bomb which could kill thousands of innocent people.
It's an HBO film and there's a wealth of information on the official site. An interview with the screenwriter and director Scott Z. Burns, with the excellent Paddy Considine and the talented Radha Mitchell, as well as a trailer and an interesting behind the scenes look with words from the stars.
The film looks really interesting and rather scary, presenting an incredible choice to the main character which would seem a no brainer, and yet, in that situation, doesn't seem as clear cut as you might first think.