A new trailer for the upcoming romantic drama Tulip Fever, starring Alicia Vikander, Dane DeHaan and Christoph Waltz, has reportedly been banned from screening on U.S. television.
According to Page Six, although U.S. censorship board MPAA gave it the green light, Fox decided against allowing it to air on TV. It’s not really a surprise, since the red band trailer does include a few snippets from the film’s sex scenes and offers up a fare amount of skin for an under-2-minute marketing piece.
Since we should probably provide some information about the movie (because that’s what you’re really here for, right?): Tulip Fever is directed by Justin Chadwick (The Other Boleyn Girl, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom), is based on the novel of the same name by Deborah Moggach (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel), is written by Oscar-winning scribe Tom Stoppard (Shakespeare in Love), and tells of an artist (DeHaan) who falls for a young married woman (Vikander) while he’s commissioned to paint her portrait during the Tulip mania of 17th century Amsterdam. Waltz plays her husband.
Also starring Judi Dench, Holliday Grainger, Jack O’Connell, Tom Hollander, and Zach Galifianakis, Tulip Fever opens in the U.S. on September 1.
Synopsis for Tulip Fever:
In 17th Century Amsterdam, an orphaned girl (Alicia Vikander) is forcibly married to a rich and powerful merchant (Christoph Waltz) – an unhappy “arrangement” that saves her from poverty. After her husband commissions a portrait, she begins a passionate affair with the painter (Dane DeHaan), a struggling young artist. Seeking to escape the merchant’s ever-reaching grasp, the lovers risk everything and enter the frenzied tulip bulb market, with the hope that the right bulb will make a fortune and buy their freedom.