After dabbling with blockbuster fare via Universal’s recent Jason Bourne revival, Alicia Vikander will soon circle back to the kind of low-key indies that helped put her on the map with Euphoria, a promising family drama coming by way of writer-director Lisa Langseth.
Marking Vikander’s first foray into the world of producing – she’s attached via the newly-founded Vikarious Productions – the festival-friendly pic marks a reunion with Langseth, who previously directed the so-hot-right-now Swede across both Hotel and Pure.
Euphoria, on the other hand, is acting as the filmmaker’s English-language debut, setting Vikander and Penny Dreadful star Eva Green as two sisters – Ines and Emilie – who cross paths after many years spent apart. Langseth’s feature then explores the profound journey they undertake as they set about strengthening a sisterly bond that has, for one reason or another, fallen by the wayside. It’s a relatively straightforward premise on paper, but enlisting Vikander and Green – who continues to impress in Showtime’s gothic series – is enough to pique our curiosity.
Rounding out the casting sheet are Game of Thrones alum Charles Dance, Adrian Lester, and Mark Stanley. Production on Euphoria is already underway in Bavaria with plans in place to lens in Munich before the year’s end. Look for Langseth’s family pic to descend on the festival circuit in early 2017.
Source: The Playlist