WHO’S IN IT?
Alicia Vikander (The Danish Girl), Dane DeHaan (A Cure For Wellness), Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained), Jack O’Connell (’71), Holliday Grainger (The Riot Club), Judi Dench (Iris), Zach Galifianakis (Birdman), Matthew Morrison (Music and Lyrics), Cara Delevingne (Paper Towns), Joanna Scanlan (The Invisible Woman), Tom Hollander (Bohemian Rhapsody), Cressida Bonas (The Bye Bye Man), Kevin McKidd (Trainspotting), David Harewood (Blood Diamond)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Justin Chadwick (Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom), director; Deborah Moggach (Pride & Prejudice) and Tom Stoppard (Shakespeare in Love), writers; Alison Owen (Suffragette) and Harvey Weinstein (Gangs of New York), producers; Danny Elfman (Edward Scissorhands), composer; Eigil Bryld (In Bruges), cinematographer; Rick Russell (44 Inch Chest), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
In 17th century Amsterdam, an orphaned young woman named Sophia (Vikander) is forcibly married to rich and powerful merchant Cornelis Sandvoort (Waltz) as a means to escape a life of poverty. After her husband commissions a portrait by struggling young artist Jan van Loos (DeHaan), he and Sophia begin a passionate affair, and in an attempt to escape her unhappy marriage she decides to risk everything with her new lover and enter the frenzied tulip market, hoping that the right bulb will make a fortune and buy their freedom…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
It’s honestly hard to be excited for a film that spent more than a few years in release date hell before debuting to pretty bad feedback, not to mention the fact that the disgraced Harvey Weinstein is a producer on this, but… um… the cast is pretty good?