The men from U.N.C.L.E. need her more than they know. Alicia Vikander stars as Gaby Teller.
DEADLINE – Alicia Vikander has now been set to star in the next instalment of the Jason Bourne saga opposite Matt Damon, Deadline can confirm. The Danish star will not, however, be starring in Justin Kurzel’s Assassins Creed pic opposite Michael Fassbender.
The Danish star, currently the equivalent of a cinematic supernova following a starmaking turn in Alex Garland’s sleeper hit Ex Machina, could not get her schedule to accommodate both projects. Deadline also understands she is unlikely to circle back to The Circle as things currently stand. That project, with Image Nation Abu Dhabi fully financing and presenting the film in association with Parkes Macdonald Productions, was one of the hot sellers at this year’s Cannes market for IM Global. Based on a Dave Eggers novel and written and directed by James Ponsoldt, The Circle has Tom Hanks attached to star and produce alongside Gary Goetzman through their shingle Playtone and Anthony Bregman’s Likely Story.
Vikander’s star should continue to rise, as she has Warner Bros’ The Man From U.N.C.L.E., Tom Hooper’s The Danish Girl for Working Title, the Weinstein Co’s Tulip Fever, John Wells’ Adam Jones with Bradley Cooper and Jamie Dornan and Derek Cianfrance’s The Light Between Oceans opposite Michael Fassbender all wrapped and in the pipelines.
Paul Greengrass returns to direct the Bourne pic and is writing the screenplay with Christopher Rouse. Frank Marshall again produces the action-thriller alongside Jeffrey Weiner for Captivate Entertainment. Greengrass, Damon, Greg Goodman and Ben Smith also produce. Rouse and Henry Morrison serve as executive producers. Universal Pictures will release. As Deadline reported exclusively last week, Julia Stiles is also set to return to the cast.
Vikander is represented by UTA, Tavistock Wood in the UK and Actors in Scandinavia.
A new poster for ‘The Man From U.N.C.L.E.’ featuring Alicia as Gaby Teller has been released, I also added new production stills in our gallery. Enjoy!
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Alicia was one of the guests on the “Late Night with Seth Meyers” on June 3, 2015. I have added stills in the gallery and you can watch Alicia talking about ‘Testament of Youth’ below!
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INTERVIEW – During the SXSW festival back in March, an outrageously beautiful woman named Ava drove the Tinder users of Austin crazy. “Surely she’s too good to be true,” they must have thought—and, in a way, she was.
“Ava” was, in fact, the good-enough-to-be-human AI played by Alicia Vikander in Alex Garland’s Ex Machina, and the Tinder stunt was a brilliant bit of guerilla marketing by the film’s studio to stir up the influencers in town for the festival. Just as Ava shook up social media, Ex Machina sought to shake up our firmest sense of what constitutes humanness. And the fact that both were rather successful in their aims is a testament to the talent and dynamism of Vikander, who may now proceed to shake up our notions of movie stardom.
Vaulting out of her native Sweden and some prestigious local Scandinavian productions (including the 2012 Danish film A Royal Affair), Vikander has in very short order become, well, it in Hollywood. With six more movies on the way—including Guy Richie’s campy spy story The Man From U.N.C.L.E., alongside Armie Hammer and Henry Cavill; Derek Cianfrance’s dark romance The Light Between Oceans, across from her rumored real-life love Michael Fassbender; and Tom Hooper’s The Danish Girl, providing more Oscar bate for Eddie Redmayne, who plays a transgender artist in the film—Vikander is primed to take the world as she once took the Texas capital.
It is seemingly a long way from her first English speaking part, in Joe Wright’s adaptation of Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina in 2012. And as the 26-year-old Vikander told Wright this past May, it is all still a bit out of this world—almost too good to be true, though true indeed.
JOE WRIGHT: Hello, darling! How are you?
ALICIA VIKANDER: I’m good. I’m still a bit jet-lagged but otherwise great.
New photoshoot of Alicia, photographed during her stay in Cannes for the film festival.