The French Revolution haunts Marie. During that wretched time, she is threatened with the guillotine. To escape this horrific death, she strikes a deal with the revolutionary authorities who order her to make wax models of beheaded political figures -- or else!!
Without formal education, Marie learns the Art of Wax Modeling from her beloved uncle. Over time, he reveals his ambiguity to her -– his willingness to sell out! Does she turn her back on him?
Her artistry earns her a place at the Palace of Versailles where she lives for eight years as artist-in residence. Marie is always forced to choose between her own core values and the negative forces at play in contemporary society.
It is the early 1800s. She’s had enough with her lackey husband who gambles away her profits. Marie makes the excruciating decision to go it alone! She must leave Paris to build her business in England. Frightened by the unknown, she has no other choice?
MARIE TUSSAUD is a biopic with a courageous female protagonist. It moves from her childhood years in Switzerland into Paris and, finally, into England. It is a universal story about betrayal, revenge, love –- and -- belief in your own self worth! Marie battles against bullying and social prejudice to get where she wants to be. It speaks to today’s audience.