The Weinstein Company has set July 15 for the limited release of Tulip Fever. Set in 17th century Amsterdam, it follows a married woman (Alicia Vikander) who begins a passionate affair with an artist (Dane DeHaan) hired to paint her portrait. The lovers gamble on the booming market for tulip bulbs as a way to raise money to run away together. Justin Chadwick directed Tulip from a script by Tom Stoppard based on Deborah Moggach’s 1999 novel. Oscar winners Christoph Waltz and Judi Dench co-star along with Holliday Grainger, Jack O’Connell, Zach Galifianakis, Matthew Morrison, Tom Hollander and Cara Delevingne. Alison Owen and Harvey Weinstein are the producers.
Turner today announced a fall launch for FilmStruck, an ad-free subscription VOD service that will be its first direct-to-consumer product in the U.S. Developed and managed by Turner Classic Movies in collaboration with the Criterion Collection, it will feature “an eclectic mix of contemporary and classic art house, indie, foreign and cult films,” Turner said. FilmStruck also will be the new exclusive streaming home for the Criterion Collection, which will include a new premium service called the Criterion Channel. “[FilmStruck is] tailor-made for the die-hard movie enthusiasts who craves a deep, intimate experience with independent, foreign, and art house films, said John Martin, chairman and CEO of Turner. “And it takes advantage of TCM’s powerful curation capabilities as well as its proven track record in building a long-term relationship with passionate film fans.”