Casting is heating up as the American Film Market (AFM) approaches. Production companies at AFM are trying to package stars in an effort to shore up international funding for their movies. First up, Dane DeHaan might join Alicia Vikander (Anna Karenina) in Justin Chadwick‘s Tulip Fever. The movie centers on the affair between a young couple, but the twist is that the story takes place during 17th century Holland, during a period where tulip bulbs became hot trading items, and a single bulb could sell for as much as ten times the average annual salary. While some economists and historians believe this simplification to be somewhat misleading, it still created the notion of economic bubbles. I’m not sure how a romance fits into that, but I’m curious to find out.
Hit the jump for details on why DeHaan might have to pass on the role plus casting news on an intriguing true-life story focusing on the outlandish attempts of a yacht-racer to deceive the world.