SCREEN DAILY – A first glimpse at romantic thriller Submergence shows X-Men star James McAvoy and Alicia Vikander, in her first role after winning the Oscar, in an intense embrace.
Embankment is selling the Wim Wenders-directed feature at Cannes this week, having already secured deals in more than 30 territories since Berlin’s European Film Market in February, including the UK (Lionsgate); France (Mars/Selective); Germany (NFP/Warners); Spain (Antenna 3); Canada (Elevation); and Latin America (California). Further deals are pending.
Adapted by Erin Dignam from the novel by JM Ledgard, Submergence is the story of James More (McAvoy), a water engineer who is taken hostage in Somalia by Jihadist fighters who suspect that he is a British spy. Danielle ‘Danny’ Flinders (Vikander) is a bio-mathematician working on a deep sea diving project to support her theory of the origin of life on the planet.
The two had met just a few weeks earlier, in an isolated hotel on the Atlantic coast, where they were both preparing for their dangerous missions. Now worlds apart, unable to reach each other, the film follows Danny as she descends in a submersible to the ocean floor, without even knowing if James is still alive.
Cameron Lamb is producing through Lila 9th Productions with Neue Road Movie Dritte Produktionen and Backup Media, who are also financing. Co-producers are Morena Films and Umedia.
Filming is underway in France before moving to Germany, Spain and Africa.
UTA Independent Film Group packaged the project and is handling the US sale.
I have updated the gallery with a first look at Alicia’s character in the new ‘Jason Bourne’. You can visit the official site now. In Theaters July 29, 2016.
Jason Bourne, now remembering who he truly is, tries to uncover hidden truths about his past.
Two new beautiful stills of Alicia and Michael Fassbender in ‘The Light Between Oceans’ have been added to the gallery. You can watch the trailer in our previous post!
DreamWorks Pictures’ “The Light Between Oceans” is a heart-breaking drama about fate, love, moral dilemmas and the lengths to which one couple will go to see their dreams realized. Starring Academy Award® nominee Michael Fassbender, Academy Award winner Alicia Vikander, Academy Award and Golden Globe winner Rachel Weisz, Bryan Brown and Jack Thompson, the film is written for the screen and directed by Derek Cianfrance based on the acclaimed novel by M.L. Stedman. The producers are Academy Award nominee David Heyman, p.g.a., and Jeffrey Clifford, p.g.a., with Tom Karnowski, Rosie Alison, Jeff Skoll and Jonathan King serving as executive producers.
In the years following World War I, Tom Sherbourne (Michael Fassbender), a young veteran still numb from his years in combat, takes a job as lighthouse keeper on Janus Rock, a remote island off the coast of Western Australia. As the island’s sole inhabitant, he finds comfort in the monotony of the chores and the solitude of his surroundings. When he meets the daughter of the school’s headmaster, Isabel Graysmark (Alicia Vikander), in the local town of Partageuse on the mainland, Tom is immediately captivated by her beauty, wit and passion, and they are soon married and living on the island. As their love flourishes, he begins to feel again, their happiness marred only by their inability to start a family, so when a rowboat with a dead man and infant girl mysteriously washes ashore, Isabel believes their prayers may have finally been answered. As a man of principle, Tom is torn between reporting the lost child and pleasing the woman he loves, and against his better judgment he agrees to let Isabel raise the child as their own, making a choice with devastating consequences.
THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER – Oscar winner Alicia Vikander and her London-based agent Charles Collier of Tavistock Wood have launched production firm Vikarious Productions.
The company’s first film is Euphoria, a production with Sweden’s B-Reel Films, that will start shooting in the German Alps in early August. It is the English-language directorial debut of award-winning Swedish writer/director Lisa Langseth, who previously collaborated with Vikander on two Swedish-language titles, Pure and Hotell.
Vikander, who won this year’s best supporting actress Oscar for The Danish Girl, will star in it with Eva Green (Casino Royale) as sisters in conflict traveling through Europe towards a mystery destination.
Said Vikander: “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.”
She added: 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.”
She said Vikarious plans to produce two further titles at a similar budget within the next two years.
Alicia was among the many guests at the ‘Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology’ Costume Institute Gala on May 2, 2016 in New York City She wore a custom Louis Vuitton 2016 Fall dress, Louis Vuitton boots and Bulgari jewels. Her look is definitely something different and I think she looks amazing! More pictures will be added later, stay tuned!
THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER – Alicia Vikander has signed on to star in Tomb Raider for MGM,Warner Bros and GK Films, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
The movie project, which has Roar Uthaug (The Wave) on board to direct, will tell the story of a young and untested Croft fighting to survive her first adventure
MGM and Warner Bros are co-producing the film with MGM overseeing production. They acquired the rights from GK Films who had previously purchased the film rights in 2011 from Square Enix Ltd.
Graham King is serving as producer.
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY – Tulip Fever will be blossoming in theaters this summer, and EW has an exclusive look at the first trailer for The Weinstein Company’s star-studded period drama.
Based on Deborah Moggach’s novel of the same name (and adapted for the screen by Shakespeare in Love’s Tom Stoppard), Tulip Fever takes place in 17th-century Amsterdam, revolving around the budding relationship between an artist (Dane DeHaan) and a married woman (Alicia Vikander) after the former is commissioned by the latter’s husband (Christoph Waltz) to paint her portrait. The lovers then gamble on the booming market for tulip bulbs as a way to raise money to run away together.
Tulip Fever marks Vikander’s first major role since winning the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for Tom Hooper’s The Danish Girl earlier this year. Waltz and Judi Dench, Vikander’s Tulip Fever costars, have also won Oscars. Matthew Morrison, Cara Delevingne, Jack O’Connell, and Zach Galifianakis round out the film’s supporting cast. The drama also sees director Justin Chadwick returning to European period dramas following his work helming the 2008 Natalie Portman/Scarlett Johansson film The Other Boleyn Girl.
After Tulip Fever, The Weinstein Co. will release Michael Keaton’s Ray Kroc biopic The Founder on Aug. 5, and the Robert De Niro boxing drama Hands of Stone will follow on Aug. 26. The distributor’s Lion, starring Nicole Kidman, Dev Patel and Rooney Mara, is slated for an awards season release on Nov. 25.
Tulip Fever opens in limited release on July 15.
The nominees for this year’s MTV Movie Awards have been announced. Alicia is nominated for “Best Female Performance” for Ex Machina. You can head over to MTV.com to vote through Sunday, March 20.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Kevin Hart will host this year’s ceremony, which airs on April 10 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
Best Female Performance
Alicia Vikander, Ex Machina
Anna Kendrick, Pitch Perfect 2
Charlize Theron, Mad Max: Fury Road
Daisy Ridley, Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Jennifer Lawrence, Joy
Morena Baccarin, Deadpool