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Alicia Vikander and Christoph Waltz in Tulip Fever

'Tulip Fever,' Starring Alicia Vikander, Gets a Release Date

HaydnSpurrell HaydnSpurrell The Weinstein Co has announced a limited release date for period drama Tulip Fever in the U.S. The Alicia Vikander-starrer will be unveiled in select theaters from July 15.

The film also stars Dane DeHaan, Christoph Waltz, and Judi Dench. It's the company's third release slated for the summer, alongside Michael Keaton's The Founder (August 5) and Robert De Niro's Hands of Stone (August 26).

Tulip Fever is directed by Justin Chadwick from a script by Tom Stoppard, and is based on Deborah Moggach's novel of the same name. The story is set in 17th century Amsterdam, with Vikander as a married woman who is thrust into a passionate affair with an artist (DeHaan) hired to paint her portrait. Waltz plays Vikander's husband, who commissions the painting.

The film had a 2004 shoot planned, with Jude Law and Keira Knightley as the leads. Production was inevitably halted when government incentives were cut in the U.K.

Source: Variety

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