The British actress joins fellow Oscar winner Christoph Waltz in Justin Chadwick's drama
Oscar winner Judi Dench, “Glee” star Matthew Morrison, model Cara Delevingne and Cressida Bonas have joined the cast of Justin Chadwick's drama “Tulip Fever,” it was announced Thursday by the Weinstein Company.
Dench will play The Abbess of St. Ursula's, a rescuer of orphan children, while Morrison will play drunken bohemian artist Mattheus. Delevingne (“Anna Karenina”) and Bonas have been cast as artists’ model Annetje and Mrs. Steen, respectively.
Screenwriter Tom Stoppard (“Shakespeare in Love”) adapted Deborah Moggach's popular romance novel of the same name. Ruby Films’ Alison Owen (“Saving Mr. Banks”) is producing the project.
Set in 17th century Amsterdam, ”Tulip Fever” follows a married woman (Vikander) who begins a passionate affair with an artist 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.
“I'm unbelievably proud to say that ‘Tulip Fever’ will be the tenth film we've collaborated on with my friend Dame Judi Dench, whom I consider one of the most talented actresses of our time. It's a thrill to have her, Matthew, Cara and Cressida joining the fantastic cast that's been assembled,” said TWC co-chairman Harvey Weinstein.