Vikander To Join McAvoy In “Submergence”

“Ex Machina,” “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.” and “The Danish Girl” actress Alicia Vikander is in advanced negotiations to star alongside James McAvoy in Wim Wenders’ romantic thriller “Submergence”.

Based on J.M. Ledgard’s acclaimed 2013 novel, the film centers on two lovers separated by thousands of miles and both caught in life-or-death situations. The pair find solace in memories of their intense romance the previous Christmas after a chance encounter on a beach on the Atlantic coast.

One is enduring captivity by jihadist fighters in Somalia while the other is exploring the depths of the ocean floor from her submersible. Erin Dignam (“The Last Face”) is adapting the script.

Cameron Lamb is producing and the film will start shooting in March in Europe and Africa.

Source: Variety