It’s the 10th film that Dench has done for the Weinsteins. Dench will play the Abbess of St. Ursula’s, a rescuer of orphan children, and Morrison will play a drunken bohemian artist.
Previously announced cast includes Alicia Vikander, Dane DeHaan, Jack O’Connell, Holliday Grainger, Christoph Waltz and Zach Galifianakis.
Justin Chadwick is directing from a Tom Stoppard script, adapted from Deborah Moggach’s romance novel. Ruby Films’ Alison Owen is producing the project.
Vikander plays a married woman who begins a passionate affair with an artist hired to paint her portrait. The duo gamble on the tulip bulb market to raise money to run away together.
TWC co-chairman Harvey Weinstein said, “I’m unbelievably proud to say that ‘Tulip Fever’ will be the tenth film we’ve collaborated on with my friend Dame Judi Dench, whom I consider one of the most talented actresses of our time.”
Dench’s films with the Weinsteins include six films for which she received an Oscar nomination — “Philomena,” “Mrs. Brown,” “Shakespeare in Love,” “Iris,” “Mrs. Henderson Presents” and “Chocolat.” She won a supporting actress Oscar for “Shakespeare in Love.”