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Jan 2014
New Project  •  By  •  Comments Off on Alicia in talks for thriller ‘Alina’

SCREENDAILY – Alicia Vikander, the Swedish star of Anna Karenina and A Royal Affair, is in talks to play the female lead in IFFR CineMart project Alina, to be directed by Björne Larson and expected to shoot later this year.

The film is produced by Helena Danielsson of Hepp Film International AB

David Dencik, the Swedish-Danish actor who co-starred in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, is also in the frame to appear in the film, which will be executive produced by Daniel Espinosa (Easy Money, Child 44).

Alina is a thriller in the mould of The Godfather. It is based on the play The Fourth Month by Björn Boström. Mogens Rukov (Festen) is the script consultant on the film which is co-scripted by Larson.

The $3m drama is about a young man forced to to choose between his love for his for his sister and the deadly demands of his family.

Vikander is in talks to play the female lead. Matias Varela (Easy Money) is in talks to play the male lead. Dencik is penciled in to play the uncle.

“What we are looking for is to attach a sales agent here at CineMart,” said Danielsson.

Jan 2014
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Alicia attends the 50th Annual Guldbaggen Awards on January 20, 2014 in Stockholm.

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Jan 2014
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Alicia attended the ‘August: Osage County’ drinks & screening at Soho Hotel on December 21, 2013 in London, England.

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Dec 2013
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DAILYMAIL – Alicia Vikander, the fast-rising Swedish-born actress, will portray World War I writer and pacifist Vera Brittain in a film based on her seminal memoir A Testament Of Youth.

It is about the generation — including Brittain’s brother, fiancé and other close friends — who lost their lives during the Great War.

The movie — which is being produced by David Heyman and BBC Films — will go before cameras in the spring to be ready for a Remembrance Sunday release next year, which also marks the 100th anniversary of the start of the war.

Brittain’s book also chronicles her own battles with her father over her determination to go to university, as her brother had.

By 1915, she felt compelled to do what she could to help the war effort, so Brittain (the mother of Liberal Democrat politician Shirley Williams), joined the Voluntary Aid Detachment to tend those who had been wounded at the front.

But more than anything, it’s a heart-breaking story of the once-gilded youth hurled into what war poet Wilfred Owen called the ‘scorching cautery’ of war.

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Dec 2013
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Alicia attends Nordoff Robbins Christmas Carol Concert at St Luke’s on December 17, 2013 in London. Thanks to Helen!

Dec 2013
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Alicia attends the English National Ballet Annual Christmas VIP Party at St Martins Lane Hotel on December 12, 2013 in London.

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Dec 2013
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A few days ago, I have added to the gallery outtakes from Interview Russia.

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Dec 2013
Ali & Nino, Ex Machina, Hotell, Interviews, Movies, Son of a Gun, The Man from U.N.C.L.E, The Seventh Son, Tulip Fever  •  By  •  Comments Off on Alicia Talks The “Daring” ‘Hotell,’ ‘Ex Machina,’ ‘The Man From U.N.C.L.E.’ & More

INDIEWIRE – Sometimes neophyte actresses come along who fizzle out after a couple of early promising roles. And then there are those who, from practically the first glimpse we get of them, we just know are going to be big, and are going to be around for a while. Alicia Vikander, a no-brainer inclusion on our On the Rise list from March 2012, definitely falls into the latter category, making a vivid impression first in her feature debut “Pure,” and then breaking internationally with the one-two punch in the corset of “A Royal Affair” and “Anna Karenina.”

On Saturday morning the actress jetted in to the Marrakech Film Festival ostensibly as part of its Scandinavian tribute, but also ended up picking the Best Actress award for her role in the terrific “Hotell,” (review here) her reunion with “Pure” director Lisa Langseth. We were lucky enough to get to talk to Vikander (who despite being just off an intercontinental flight having wrapped shooting on “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.” the day before, couldn’t have looked fresher if she’d bathed in dew) about the “Hotell”, her breakout process, and the packed and exciting upcoming slate that will see her in both a multiplex and an arthouse cinema near you very soon.

So you’ve just finished shooting “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.” after a string of smaller films. What are your criteria for choosing projects?
Mostly I try to work with great filmmakers. It’s difficult to find good scripts sure, but it’s also so much about the vision and the person that’s gonna make the film…

And the experience that you’re going to have for however many months?
Yeah, you’re gonna work so tight with people. It’s quite a magical experience when you film, when you get together, when the whole machinery works and you’re in a good crowd. So I think that has been one of the priorities among the filmmakers [I’ve worked with so far]. And then I usually go for roles that scare me a bit, that I’m a bit frightened to take on because maybe it takes me out of my comfort zone. Something new that I haven’t done before. And here I think I had longed for something which was not… I had mostly done dramas, so I did “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.” [as a change] I really enjoyed [Guy Ritchie’s] previous films and he has a very specific style so there’s a humor to it but it’s more like an irony. I play German car mechanic from East Berlin who helps the boys [Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer].

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