INDIEWIRE – Justin Chadwick’s “Tulip Fever” follows Jan Van Loos (Dane DeHaan), an artist commissioned by the rich Cornelis Sandvoort (Christoph Waltz) to paint the portrait of his young wife Sophia (Alicia Vikander). Set in 17th century Netherlands, the film focuses on the relationship between the passionate Jan and the unhappy Sophia, and their scheme to run away together by investing in the risky but lucrative tulip market to secure their future. Based on the novel by Deborah Moggach, whose novel “These Foolish Things” was adapted into “The Exotic Marigold Hotel,” “Tulip Fever” is a period drama about forbidden love and leaps of faith. […]
Justin Chadwick previously directed “The Other Boleyn Girl,” “The First Grader,” and last year’s biopic “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.” The film’s screenplay is written by playwright Tom Stoppard, whose works like “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead” and “Arcadia” are widely acclaimed; he also penned screenplays for Terry Gilliam’s “Brazil,” John Madden’s “Shakespeare In Love,” and Joe Wright’s “Anna Karenina.” Alicia Vikander recently received the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in “The Danish Girl.” She can also be seen in the upcoming “Jason Bourne” film and Derek Cianfrance’s “The Light Between Oceans” opposite Michael Fassbender. Other cast members include Zach Galifianakis (“Baskets”), Judi Dench (“Chocolat”), Jack O’Connell (“Starred Up”), Holiday Grainger (“The Borgias”), Matthew Morrison (“Glee”), Cara Delevingne (“Paper Towns”), Tom Hollander (“In The Loop”), and more.
“Tulip Fever” will be released in theaters on July 15th.
Hello Alicia fans! Over the next few weeks, we will share a lot of new-old photoshoot outtakes with you. Up first is one we’re extremely excited about; 25 gorgeous outtakes from the shoot Alicia did for People Magazine this year! Enjoy the pretty photos in our gallery, but please do not re-post them anywhere else.
Oscar winner Alicia Vikander just added a new hyphen to her considerable list of talents: that of producer. The 27-year-old Swedish actress, arguably the hottest and most in-demand young European actress working today, has launched her own production banner Vikarious Productions along with her London-based agent Charles Collier of Tavistock Wood. The company has set its first feature, Euphoria, with Vikander also set to star alongside Eva Green as sisters in conflict travelling through Europe towards a mystery destination. The project marks the English-language directorial debut of award-winning Swedish writer/director Lisa Langseth, who previously collaborated with Vikander on two Swedish-language pics, Pure and Hotell. Euphoria is a production with Sweden’s B-Reel Films’ Patrik Anderson and Frida Bargo, and starts shooting in the German Alps in early August.
“Euphoria is Lisa’s third film as writer and director. I have worked with her on each of them and I jumped at the chance to do so again,” said Vikander. “It’s a uniquely European approach, enabling me to work with a great Swedish team alongside my colleagues in London. It is a profound story about the journey of two estranged sisters, full of suffering but also full of joy, and squaring up to very important subject matter. It also has compelling female voices and is packed to the rafters with female talent both sides of the camera. All these ingredients made this film the obvious choice for our first film at Vikarious. Charles and I will be developing more films in this space over the next 24 months.”
The news further cements Vikander’s stratospheric rise and is testament to her formidable drive and ambition. Last week, she was confirmed as Lara Croft for MGM, Warner Bros and GK Films in Tomb Raider. The reboot will tell the story of a young and untested Lara Croft fighting to survive her first adventure. Roar Uthaug (The Wave) is directing. MGM and Warner Bros are co-producing the film with MGM overseeing production. They acquired film rights from GK Films, which had previously purchased film rights in 2011 from Square Enix LTD. Graham King is serving as producer.
Alicia attended the 2016 MET Gala yesterday, side by side with Louis Vuitton’s artistic director, Nicolas Ghesquière, in a custom Louis Vuitton dress. The first batch of pictures has been added to our gallery – stay tuned as more are to be added soon: