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Dame Judi Dench gets Tulip Fever

Dame Judi Dench has joined the cast of period romance Tulip Fever.

Glee star Matthew Morrison and model Cara Delevingne have also signed up for the historical drama, which is being adapted from Deborah Moggach's romance novel, according to The Hollywood Reporter

The movie is set in Amsterdam in the 17th century and follows a married woman (Alicia Vikander) who is having an affair with an artist who is painting her, and plots to run away with him.

Judi will play the Abbess of St Ursula's, who rescues orphaned children, and Matthew will star as a bohemian artist. Cara will play an artist's model.

Variety quoted The Weinstein Company's Harvey Weinstein as saying: "I'm unbelievably proud to say that Tulip Fever will be the 10th film we've collaborated on with my friend Dame Judi Dench, whom I consider one of the most talented actresses of our time."

Dane DeHaan, Jack O'Connell, Holliday Grainger, Christoph Waltz and Zach Galifianakis will also appear in the film, which will be directed by Justin Chadwick.

Tulip Fever has been in the pipeline for some time, and at one stage Keira Knightley and Jude Law were linked to the project.

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