The Weinstein Company released the trailer for Tulip Fever close to Alicia Vikander’s casting as Lara Croft to make maximum impact.
What a year it is for Alicia Vikander! The Swedish actress has been working a long time but it was her role in that 2015 movie The Danish Girl alongside Eddie Redmayne that earned her a multitude of awards including the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress and recognition.
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Ever since then, we have seen her in a lot of projects including The Light Between Oceans and Jason Bourne. She was also announced to be the next Lara Croft in the reboot of the Angelina Jolie’s original Lara Croft movies.
So it didn’t come to the audience as much of a shock when the Weinstein Company decided to take a Vikander project of their shelves and premiere the trailer for Tulip Fever.
Yes, the Weinstein Company had finished the movie back in 2014 but did not release it. The trailer for the movie was just released yesterday along with a release date.
So what did we get from the trailer?
You might feel like you have watched it before as Vikander stars as a simple orphaned young woman Sophia who has grown up in a church under the patronage of Judi Dench.
Sophia is betrothed to an older and richer Lord Cornelius played by Christopher Waltz. Cornelius recognizes that he is lucky to have a younger and pretty wife but it makes Sophia uncomfortable especially when an artist played by Dane DeHaan is hired to paint a portrait of her and the Lord together and separately.
She repels his advances at first but soon falls in love with him and they concoct a plan to elope. We see that they plan something that is deemed impossible by Dench and causes controversy in the city.
The movie reminds us of the movie In Secret starring Oscar Issac, Elizabeth Olsen and Tom Felton for it’s artist’s plot and even Vikander’s own, A Royal Affair which starred her alongside Mads Mikkelsen.
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The movie is based on the Deborah Moggach’s novel of the same name, Tulip Fever was adapted by Tom Stoppard and directed by Justin Chadwick. The film stars Judi Dench, Cara Delevingne, Jack O’Connell, and Zach Galifianakis. The movie will hit the theatres on July 15th.