The Weinstein Company has released the first trailer for their upcoming romantic period drama Tulip Fever. The film is based on Deborah Maggoach’s novel of the same name and stars the remarkable Alicia Vikander as Sophia, a young married woman in 17th Century Amsterdam who begins a passionate affair with an artist (Dane DeHaan) hired to paint her portrait by her older, wealthy husband (Christoph Waltz). As their relationship intensifies, the two risk it all for love and gamble on the booming market for tulip bulbs in Amsterdam as a way to raise money and run away together.
It’s directed by Justin Chadwick (The Other Boleyn Girl) and bolsters a pretty talented cast alongside those I mentioned above, such as Judi Dench, Jack O’Connell, and kind of odd, yet intriguing choice Zack Galifianakis. As for the trailer, it’s good enough to sway my interest, which is mainly due to Vikander. Over one calendar year time, she has shot up my list as one of favorite actors currently working, both male and female. Every role she touches pretty much turns to gold, whether or not the film turns out the same. While it’s great to see such a strong supporting cast, it’s the story that will be the deciding factor. Because I liked, not loved this trailer, I’m hoping a second trailer really pushes me one the line and gets me looking forward to it as much as I want to.
Check out the new trailer below and let us know your thoughts in the comments below. Did the trailer gab your attention? How about the cast? Or are you, just as I am, looking for a second trailer to sell you? Justin Chadwick’s Tulip Fever has a limited July 15th, 2016 release date and stars Alicia Vikander, Dane DeHaan, Zack Galifianakis, Judi Dench, Jack O’Connell, Holliday Grainger, Matthew Morrison, Cara Delevingne, and Christoph Waltz.