This time the Daily Mail reports that rising actress Alicia Vikander ("A Royal Affair," "Anna Karenina") is now attached to star, with "Bullhead" and "Rust And Bone" thesp Matthias Schoenaerts being sought for the co-starring role. Based on the book by Deborah Moggach, the film tracks an affair between a man and a woman in 17th century Holland, during a period where tulip bulbs became hot trading items, with a single bulb selling for as much as ten times the average annual salary. So yeah, lots of sexual metaphors and blooming and buds opening and things ripening at play here.
Justin Chadwick ("The Other Boleyn Girl," "Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom") will now direct, but this one still isn't really very close to happening. Vikander will be lensing "The Man From U.N.C.L.E." first, so who knows if this iteration will even stick together. But it seems no one is giving up on making this one yet.