INDIEWIRE – The Weinstein Company has delayed the release date of “Tulip Fever” — again. The period drama starring Alicia Vikander and Christoph Waltz had previously moved from July 15, 2016 to February 24, 2017. The company confirmed Monday that the movie will now be released later in the year, but declined to comment further or specify when in the year the film might hit theaters.
Adapted from Deborah Moggach’s novel of the same name, “Tulip Fever” stars Vikander as a young woman who falls in love with an artist (Dane DeHaan) who has been commissioned to paint her portrait. Zach Galifianakis, Judi Dench, Jack O’Connell, Holliday Grainger, Cara Delevingne and Tom Hollander all co-star in the film, which takes place in the 17th-century.
The film’s release date in other territories — including the UK, where the film was shot — remains unknown.
TWC has a history with these kind of recurring delays. Most recently, the company also moved the release date back twice for “The Founder,” the Michael Keaton-starring McDonald’s origin story. The film was previously scheduled to open on November 25, 2015 and later August 5, 2016, before finally hitting theaters last month.
The second delayed release date for “Tulip Fever” shouldn’t come as a huge surprise, given the lack of promotion surrounding the film’s opening. TWC’s official Twitter account for the movie tweeted just three times, all of which took place last April.
TWC has apparently held test screenings for the film, according to participants of the online forum Awards Watch who have shared their thoughts on the movie. The entries on the forum, which vary from strong support to strong dislike for the movie, date from November of 2014 to June of 2015.
The decision to push “Tulip Fever” comes after a tough year for virtually all independent distributors in the theatrical marketplace, including TWC. The company saw its 2016 films generate around $15 million in combined U.S. box office grosses. Its total from 2016, including grosses from prior years, was $64 million. From 2010 to 2015, the company topped $200 million every year at the domestic box office.
“Tulip Fever,” the art house film starring Alicia Vikander, will be pushed back from July 15 to a February 24, 2017, release date, the Weinstein Company announced.
The film — about a young woman who has a passionate affair with an artist sent to paint her portrait — was thought to be a potential awards contender, in part because of the presence of Vikander who won last year’s best supporting actress Oscar for “The Danish Girl.”
Set in 17th century Amsterdam, two lovers gamble that tulip bulbs will finance their escape to a new life. The film was directed by Justin Chadwick and written by Tom Stoppard, from the novel by Deborah Moggach.
TWC offered no explanation for the change in dates. The company now has three films set for the remainder of 2016: “The Founder,” with Michael Keaton as McDonald’s founder Ray Kroc, coming on Aug. 5; “Hands of Stone,” about boxer Roberto Duran, due on Aug. 26; and “Lion,” a Thanksgiving opener about an Indian boy who makes his way home after being adopted by an Australian couple.
Two brand new stills of Alicia as Sophia in the upcoming Tulip Fever movie have been released. I’ve just added them to our gallery, thanks to the generous help of our friend Kaci:
Tulip Fever will open in select theaters July 15.
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.
The first official trailer of ‘Tulip Fever‘ has finally been released! The movie, although shot two years ago, is set to be released on July 15th. Check it out below:
An artist falls for a young married woman while he’s commissioned to paint her portrait during the tulip mania of 17th century Amsterdam.
Directed by Justin Chadwick, the long-gestating period drama also stars Dean DeHaan and Christoph Waltz.
Tulip Fever is finally blooming.
The period drama — starring Oscar winner Alicia Vikander opposite Dean DeHaan and Christoph Waltz — will open in select theaters July 15, The Weinstein Co. announced Tuesday.
A passion project for British producer Alison Owen, Tulip Fever is based on Deborah Moggach’s novel about an artist (DeHaan) who falls in love with a married woman (Vikander) after he’s commissioned by the husband (Waltz) to paint her portrait. Justin Chadwick directed from an adapted script by Tom Stoppard.
The film is set in Netherlands in the early 17th century, during the period known as Tulip Mania, when single bulbs would sell for enormous sums. In Tulip Fever, the two young lovers decide to invest in the risky tulip market in order to build a future together.
Harvey Weinstein has become a huge proponent of opening specialty films year-round, versus crowding them into the fall corridor (the heart of award season).
Tulip Fever, shot in 2014, has been finished for a year but only now has a release date.
I’ve just added the first production still of Alicia’s latest project, Tulip Fever. The movie tells the story of an artist who falls for a young married woman (Alicia) while he’s commissioned to paint her portrait during the tulip mania of 17th century Amsterdam. Famous actors such as Cara Delevingne, Judi Dench, Jack O’Connell, Dane DeHaan and Holliday Grainger also star in the upcoming-2016 movie.