Mary and Martha premiered in the UK's BBCOne last Friday, March 1st, ahead of its Comic Relief, Red Nose Day 2013. If you're in the UK, you can watch it here: Mary and Martha.
Related article: Richard Curtis on his new film Mary and Martha (via UK's The Telegraph)
The trio of Working Title Films' Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, and Liza Chasin, the executive producers of Joe Wright's Pride & Prejudice, Atonement, and the recent Anna Karenina films (as well Love Actually with its writer/director Richard Curtis) are producing this alongside the director of Salt! In addition to Brenda Blethyn and Hilary Swank, Sam Claflin (who previously co-starred with Matthew Macfadyen and Tom Hollander in Any Human Heart TV mini-series, Matthew again in The Pillars of the Earth with Donald Sutherland, and will co-star with Jena Malone and Donald again in the upcoming The Hunger Games: Catching Fire film) co-stars in this TV movie as Brenda's son Ben.
Watch a brief preview video via rednoseday 2013, see synopsis, and production stills of Brenda Blethyn and Hilary Swank below...
Mary and Martha
A powerful and moving story of two ordinary mothers who won't give up. Written by Richard Curtis and directed by Phillip Noyce, Mary and Martha stars Hilary Swank as Mary and Brenda Blethyn as Martha, an American and an Englishwoman who have little in common apart from a tragedy that unexpectedly brings them together. Empowered by their friendship, they form a partnership that takes them from their meeting in a remote part of Mozambique all the way to Washington. There they find redemption and achieve something they would have never thought possible.
Mary and Martha production stills
featuring Brenda Blethyn as Martha
(source: BBCOne | UK's The Sun | UK's Telegraph)