Judi Dench, Matthew Morrison & More Join Weinstein Company's TULIP FEVER
The ensemble cast of The Weinstein Company's TULIP FEVER continues to grow.
According to Deadline, Dame Judi Dench, GLEE's Matthew Morrison, Cara Delevingne, and Cressida Bonas have signed on to join the cast of the upcoming drama, which already boasts Alicia Vikander, Dane DeHaan, Jack O'Connell, Holliday Grainger, Christoph Waltz and Zach Galifianakis.
The cast is lead by Vikander, who takes on the role of a "17th Century Amsterdam woman who begins a passionate affair with an artist 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."
Dench's career has taken her both to the West End as well as Broadway. Her West End credits include Peter and Alice (2013), A Little Night Music (1995), The Good Companions (1974), and Cabaret (1968). Her Broadway credits include Into the Woods (2002), Amy's View (1999), King Henry V (1958), and Twelfth Night (1958).
After studying musical theater, vocal performance and dance at Tisch School of The Arts in New York, Morrison made his debut on Broadway in "Footloose," followed by "The Rocky Horror Picture Show." However, it was his role as Link Larkin in the original cast of the Broadway production of "Hairspray" that served as his breakthrough and led to Morrison being cast in the critically acclaimed "The Light In The Piazza." His portrayal of young lover Fabrizio Naccarelli garnered him a Tony nomination for best performance by a featured actor in a musical. He subsequently received a Drama Desk nomination for outstanding actor in the off-Broadway musical "10 Million Miles" and reprised the role of Lieutenant Cable in Lincoln Center's Tony-nominated production of "South Pacific."