I wasn’t head over heels about the book Tulip Fever: to be honest, I only read it because The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel by Deborah Moggach’s wasn’t available at the library. I told you what I thought in my take on the book, and despite my luke-warmish response, I also confessed that I’m actually looking forward to the movie. That was ages ago, back in 2014. The cast—Alicia Vikander (AlisEeAh Vick-ander), Christoph Waltz, Dane DeHaan, Cara Levigne, Judi Dench, Holliday Grainger, and Zach Galifanakis—is super-strong with Vikander absolutely rising as a ‘bright young star on the cinematic horizon.’ Yep, a cliche but the truth is, she’s really, really good. Take a look at The Danish Girl if you haven’t already.
Scripted by Tom Stoppard, with costumes by Oscar winning (Jane Eyre) designer Michael O’Connor Tulip Fever is supposed to come out sometime in 2016 but no release dates or festival screenings as yet. I’m thinking that now that Vikander is that rising star, the producers and distributors will get it together and get the movie into theaters soon. I love period dramas so this still from the film just whets my appetite. It also stirs my curiosity about who did the paintings. Curious too? The portraits are the work of Jamie Routley who you can check out at JamieRoutley.com
In an odd piece of synchronicity, Routley’s piece above has been compared to the work of Hammershoi, and Hammershoi is the artist who inspired the look of The Danish Girl for director Tom Hooper.