Alicia Vikander’s new production shingle to stage Euphoria
by Jorn Rossing Jensen
- The Oscar-winning Swedish actress’ brand-new Vikarious Productions will reunite her with Swedish director Lisa Langseth for the English-language movie
Swedish actress Alicia Vikander, who won this year’s Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for British director Tom Hooper’s The Danish Girl [+see also:
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film profile], has established Vikarious Productions, her own production company, with her London-based agent Charles Collier, of Tavistock Wood. Vikarious will reunite her with Swedish director Lisa Langseth in the latter’s first English-language feature, Euphoria, which co-stars French actress Eva Green. Principal photography will start in the German Alps in early August.
Vikander performed in Langseth’s Pure [+see also:
film profile] (2010), which won her a Guldbagge – Sweden’s national film award – for Best Actress and Langseth the Best Screenplay Award; she was also in Langseth’s festival darling Hotell [+see also:
film profile] (2013).
"Euphoria takes a uniquely European approach, enabling me to work with a Swedish team and my colleagues in London. It is a profound story about the journey undertaken by two estranged sisters, full of suffering but also full of joy, and squaring up to some very important subject matter. With compelling female voices and packed with female talent on both sides of the camera, it made it the obvious choice for our first film at Vikarious,” Vikander explained.
“The story and the characters have been a part of me for a long time now, and it is wonderful to see it all come to life," added Langseth, who will again work with Swedish Hotell producers Patrik Anderson and Frida Bargo, of B-Reel Films.
The Swedish firm will produce together with Vikarious Productions, Dancing Camel (Christine Ruppert), Swedish pubcaster SVT, Svensk Filmindustri (which will handle the Nordic distribution), Reel Ventures and Sweden’s Filmregion Stockholm-Mälardalen, in collaboration with Wild Bunch Germany and Dorian Media Limited. According to Vikander and Collier, Vikarious plans to stage another two features within the next two years.
After The Danish Girl, Vikander was signed up for movies such as Alex Garland’s Ex Machina [+see also:
film profile], Guy Ritchie's The Man from UNCLE and James Kent’s Testament of Youth [+see also:
film profile]. Her upcoming roles include Lara Croft in Roar Uthaug’s (The Wave [+see also:
interview: Roar Uthaug
film profile]) US Tomb Raider reboot, Derek Cianfrance’s The Light between Oceans [+see also:
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