Alicia Vikander has signed on to star opposite James McAvoy in the romantic thriller SUBMERGENCE. The film, written by Erin Dignam based on the novel by J.M. Ledgard, is being directed by Wim Wenders. Cameron Lamb and Andrew Banks are producing.
The story features two interwoven narratives of former lovers, one a member of British Intelligence (McAvoy) who has been kidnapped by jihadist fighters in Somalia, and the other a scientist exploring the ocean’s depths (Vikander).
Vikander has been lighting up Hollywood this year, starting with her star-turning performance in this summer’s breakout science fiction thriller Ex Machina. She then appared alongside Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer in Guy Ritchie’s stylish throwback thriller The Man from U.N.C.L.E, and can currently be seen in Tom Hooper’s The Danish Girl opposite Eddie Redmayne. Her role in that film has been getting the young Swedish actress plenty of awards season praise, with many already predicting it will land her an Oscar nomination for Best Actress.
Vikander is currently filming the next Bourne film, and is in talks to star in the Bjorn Larson thriller Alina.
Josh Lyons | Associate Editor