The Weinstein Company has pushed the release of the Alicia Vikander historical drama “Tulip Fever” more than six months, from July 15 to February 24, 2017.
Justin Chadwick‘s film, with a screenplay by Tom Stoppard adapting Deborah Moggach’s acclaimed novel, had been considered a possible awards contender given its pedigree and the involvement of this year’s Oscar winner Vikander and rising star Dane DeHaan.
Set in 17th century Amsterdam, “Tulip Fever” follows a married woman (Vikander) who begins a passionate affair with an artist (DeHaan) 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.
Alison Owen and Harvey Weinstein produced.
The move leaves only three titles on The Weinstein Company’s release slate for 2016: the Michael Keaton drama “The Founder,” due August 5, the boxing movie “Hands of Stone,” due August 26, and Garth Davis‘ “Lion,” scheduled for November 25.