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Alicia Vikander’s ‘Tulip Fever’ Pushed Back to 2017

The Weinstein Company had slated Justin Chadwick’s historical drama for release on July 15

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.

The film also stars Christoph Waltz, Holliday Grainger, Jack O’Connell, Zach Galifianakis, Judi Dench, Matthew Morrison, Tom Hollander and Cara Delevingne.

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.