‘Euphoria’ and ‘Submergence’ New Looks :
Alicia Vikander is Ready to Conquer Film Festival Season
It wouldn’t be fall film festival season without Alicia Vikander,
and she has two big titles hitting the circuit this year.
Vikander’s second festival entry is the Wim Wenders drama “Submergence,” co-starring James McAvoy. The movie will also be playing the Toronto International Film Festival, and it was recently announced it will open the San Sebastian Film Festival as well. “Submergence” is based on the novel of the same name by J.M Ledgard and centers around two lovers who struggle to reconnect as they are separated by oceans and war.
“The Light Between the Oceans,” Vikander’s festival title last year, was pretty much a non-starter in the awards race. Both of her new movies are also two-hander star vehicles from established directors, so they aren’t necessarily a slam dunk for success. They’ll also both be searching for U.S. distributors.
“Euphoria” and “Submergence” are keeping Vikander firmly in her dramatic indie roots, but she’s also not giving up on blockbusters just yet despite the tepid response to “Jason Bourne.” The actress is wrapping production on the “Tomb Raider” reboot, in which she’s stepping into the shoes made famous by Angelina Jolie.