Well, following the amount of controversy surrounding the 2016 Oscars, we have to admit that we felt the awards ceremony was a success and we were delighted to see some of the stars winning an Academy Award for the first time. While a huge amount of the attention was focused on Leonardo DiCaprio for finally bagging his first Oscar, we were very pleased to see Alicia Vikander taking home an award.
Alicia Vikander won the Oscar for the Best Supporting Actress, for her performance in the hit movie The Danish Girl, but she will not have too long to celebrate her win, as she has plenty of new projects lined up for the coming years. Alicia will star in the big screen adaptation of the hit novel Submergence, which is expected to begin shooting in the very near future.
Submergence is described as, "In a room with no windows on the eastern coast of Africa, an Englishman, James More, is held captive by jihadist fighters. Thousands of miles away on the Greenland Sea, Danielle Flinders prepares to dive in a submersive to the ocean floor. In their confines they are drawn back to the Christmas of the previous year, where a chance encounter on a beach in France led to an intense and enduring romance."
While Alicia Vikander will take on the female lead in Submergence, the male lead will be played by the very talented James McAvoy, while we are still waiting to learn the supporting cast for the movie. Submergence will be directed by Wim Wenders, based on the screenplay that Erin Dignam adapted from the J.M. Legar novel, with the movie aiming for a 2017 release date.