In 17th century Amsterdam an artist falls in love with a young married woman in this star-studded period drama. This is the first official trailer for Tulip Fever.
“Set in the Netherlands in the early 17th-century, during the period of the Tulip mania, an artist falls for a married young woman while he’s commissioned to paint her portrait by her husband. The two invest in the risky tulip market in hopes to build a future together.”
This film was apparently first screened at Cannes last year and was supposed to be out by now. Rumors said Harvey Weinstein (The Weinstein Company is the film’s distributor) wasn’t happy with the final cut, so they had to re-edit some parts. Look, I’m not expecting some kind of masterpiece here, but the trailer makes it look good, I love the setting and the cast is pretty impressive, so I’m interested in watching Tulip Fever at some point. In case you’re wondering what’s the deal with the title and Tulip mania, you can read more about it here.
When I said star-studded, I wasn’t lying. In this film you will see Christoph Waltz, Alicia Vikander, Dane DeHaan, Judi Dench, Zach Galifianakis, Cara Delevingne, Jack O’Connell (Unbroken) and many others. Tulip Fever was directed by Justin Chadwick (Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom) and written by Tom Stoppard, based on the historical novel of the same name by Deborah Moggach.
Tulip Fever opens in the US on July 15th in select theaters.