A young bride. A dashing portraitist. A suspicious older husband. A tough nun. And a booming market for tulip bulbs in 17th century Amsterdam. That sets the scene for Tulip Fever, and now the Weinstein Company has released the first trailer for the pic.
Alicia Vikander plays the married woman who begins a passionate affair with the artist (Dane DeHaan) hired to paint her portrait. “You’re not happy, are you?” the man asks, rhetorically. Much painting and sketching ensues. “That painter — I don’t want him back,” the bride tells her husband (Christoph Waltz). But we know that’s not genuine. Before long, the young lovers are running away together — but how to fund their escape. Therein lie the tulips.
Justin Chadwick directed Tulip Fever from a script by Tom Stoppard, who won an Oscar for penning Shakespeare in Love. Judi Dench plays the nun in a cast that also includes Holliday Grainger, Jack O’Connell, Zach Galifianakis, Matthew Morrison, Tom Hollander and Cara Delevingne. Alison Owen and Harvey Weinstein are the producers. TWC opens the film July 15 in limited release. Have a look at the trailer, and tell us what you think.