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‘American Horror Story’ poll results: Kathy Bates’ best character is ‘Coven’ villain Madame Delphine Lalaurie, say ‘Ahs’ fans

‘American Horror Story’ poll results: Kathy Bates’ best character is ‘Coven’ villain Madame Delphine Lalaurie, say ‘Ahs’ fans
Madame Delphine Lalaurie may have scared the pants off “American Horror Story” fans when she first appeared in 2013, but absence tends to make the heart grow fonder. In fact, this “Ahs: Coven” villain was just named Kathy Bates‘ best character so far on “Ahs” by 58% of fans who voted in our recent poll. How did Bates’ other performances fare in our poll results?

Bates’ dual roles as Agnes/The Butcher from “Ahs: Roanoke” came in second place at 24%, followed by front desk clerk/vampire Iris from “Ahs: Hotel” at 12% and bearded lady Ethel Darling from “Ahs: Freak Show” at 6%. How might Bates’ upcoming performance in the future-set Season 8 stack up against all of these memorable roles? Only time will tell.

See‘American Horror Story’ Season 8: Everything we know about futuristic installment starring Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters & Kathy Bates

Since joining FX’s “American Horror Story” franchise in the third season,
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Kathy Bates returns to ‘American Horror Story’ Season 8: What’s her best character so far? [Poll]

Kathy Bates returns to ‘American Horror Story’ Season 8: What’s her best character so far? [Poll]
Kathy Bates, welcome back to “American Horror Story”! When FX’s anthology series returns in the fall for Season 8, the award-winning actress will star alongside fellow cast mates Sarah Paulson and Evan Peters, producer Ryan Murphy confirmed to Entertainment Weekly. This marks Bates’ fifth season on “Ahs” following “Coven,” “Freak Show,” “Hotel” and “Roanoke.” Bates didn’t star in last year’s “Cult” because she was otherwise occupied on Netflix’s “Disjointed,” a comedy that has since been canceled. To celebrate Bates’ return to “Ahs,” we want to know which former character You think is her best so far. Vote now in our poll below.

SEEEvan Peters (‘American Horror Story: Cult’): ‘The seductive side, the crazy side, the manic side, the evil side’ [Complete Interview Transcript]

“American Horror Story: Coven” (Season 3)

For her debut season on the show, Bates wound up winning an Emmy for playing the devilish Madame Delphine Lalaurie. Over
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Why Fox's '9-1-1' Isn't Your Typical TV Procedural

Fox’s 9-1-1 is throwing out the rulebook.

On paper, Ryan Murphy’s newest show has all the ingredients of the tried-and-true formula of a television procedural following the Los Angeles police force, firefighters, dispatchers and first responders. Only after watching the first few minutes do you realize it’s anything but that.

Led by an A-list trifecta with Angela Bassett, Peter Krause and Connie Britton,9-1-1 puts a twist on the classic procedural trope, structuring its stories in a way where viewers follow the relatively separate worlds in which each lead character lives -- Bassett as Detective Athena Grant, Krause as Fire Captain Bobby Nash and Britton as 911 operator Abby Clark -- with the occasional group interaction sprinkled in as the tale necessitates. As executive producer Brad Falchuk, Murphy’s longtime collaborator, tells it, the show’s unique format was the selling point.

“Audiences have become very sophisticated -- the cable audience certainly has -- and
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'Lara Croft' "Tomb Raider"

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Sneak Peek more new footage, plus leaked set images from the upcoming live-action "Tomb Raider" reboot, directed by Roar Uthaug, starring Oscar winner Alicia Vikander ("The Danish Girl") as 'Lara Croft', opening March 16, 2018:

"We see 'Lara' as a young woman," said director Uthaug, "...smart and capable but largely unfocused, and follow her on a dangerous journey...

"...that will push her to her limits in every sense and allow her to hone...

"...the 'skills' she needs to ultimately become who she was meant to be..."

Vikander trained as a ballet dancer at the Royal Swedish Ballet School in Stockholm and the School of American Ballet in New York.

She began her professional acting career appearing in Swedish television series...

...gaining recognition for her role as 'Josefin Björn-Tegebrandt' in the TV drama "Andra Avenyn" (2008–10).

Vikander made her feature film debut in "Pure" (2010), winning the 'Guldbagge Award' for 'Best Actress'.
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Watch the trailer for Euphoria starring Alicia Vikander and Eva Green

Following its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival earlier this year, we now have a trailer for Euphoria, the third film from Swedish filmmaker Lisa Langseth.

The film reunites Langseth with with her Pure and Hotell star Alicia Vikander, who stars alongside Eva Green as two estranged sisters who travel through Europe as they attempt to reconcile. Take a look at the trailer here…

Euphoria also stars Charles Dance, Charlotte Rampling, Mark Stanley, and Adrian Lester. As yet, there’s no word on an release date.

The post Watch the trailer for Euphoria starring Alicia Vikander and Eva Green appeared first on Flickering Myth.
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Alicia Vikander and Eva Green are Sisters in First Teaser for ‘Euphoria’

After launching her own production company, the aptly named Vikarious Productions, Alicia Vikander’s first project was a reteam with her Pure and Hotell collaborator Lisa Langseth. Euphoria, also starring Eva Green and Charlotte Rampling, follows the journey of two sisters. Following a premiere at Tiff, no U.S. release has been set yet, but it’ll arrive in Sweden in Norway early next year, and now the first teaser has landed.

“Predictably, Vikander is wonderful, believable, and agreeably upset as Ines,” Christopher Schobert said in his review. “This is another fine performance from the star who is often the best thing in flawed dramas like The Danish Girl and The Light Between Oceans. Green is saddled with the drearier role, the “other sister” who is deeply ill. The Casino Royale star is far more effective when she plays a character in control of the situation. In Euphoria, things are beyond her grasp,
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Alicia Vikander & Eva Green Unite In First ‘Euphoria’ Trailer

Coming to cinemas in the new year is the drama Euphoria. The film unites Alicia Vikander and Eva Green as estranged sisters and focuses on their travels through Europe where they attempt a difficult and ominous reconciliation. The first Euphoria trailer has just hit the web and you can watch it below.

Euphoria Trailer: Alicia Vikander and Evan Green Play Estranged Sisters

The film, which has already screened at international film festivals, including Tiff, reunites Vikander with Lisa Langseth, the Swedish filmmaker who directed her in the films Pure and Hotell. Charles Dance, Charlotte Rampling, Mark Stanley, and Adrian Lester are also amongst the impressive cast of this film which is still awaiting a release date.

Related: First Tomb Raider trailer arrives online ahead of March release

Vikander has a big 2018. The actress will debut arguably her biggest film to date with the rebooted Tomb Raider movie that is due in cinemas in March.
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‘Euphoria’ First Trailer: Alicia Vikander and Eva Green Are Damaged Sisters

‘Euphoria’ First Trailer: Alicia Vikander and Eva Green Are Damaged Sisters
The thought of Alicia Vikander and Eva Green starring in the same movie is enticing enough, but the fact they’re playing sisters in “Euphoria” is almost too amazing to handle. The drama marks the third directorial effort from Lisa Langseth, the Swedish filmmaker who put Vikander on the radar of Hollywood by casting her as the lead in dramas “Pure” and “Hotell.” “Euphoria” marks a coming home of sorts for Vikander, and it should be a knockout.

Read More:Alicia Vikander Explains How a ‘Wonderfully Brutal’ Creative Bond Turned Her Into an Indie Producer

Euphoria” follows Vikander and Green’s estranged sisters as they travel through Europe and attempt a difficult and ominous reconciliation. The supporting cast includes Charles Dance, Charlotte Rampling, Mark Stanley, and Adrian Lester. The film was shot in Munich, Germany and the German Alps.

The drama had its world premiere in the Platform section of the Toronto International Film Festival.
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"Lara Croft: Tomb Raider" - More New Footage

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Sneak Peek more new footage, plus images from the upcoming live-action "Tomb Raider" reboot, directed by Roar Uthaug, starring Oscar winner Alicia Vikander ("The Danish Girl") as 'Lara Croft', opening March 16, 2018:

"We see 'Lara' as a young woman," said director Uthaug, "...smart and capable but largely unfocused, and follow her on a dangerous journey...

"...that will push her to her limits in every sense and allow her to hone...

"...the 'skills' she needs to ultimately become who she was meant to be..."

Vikander trained as a ballet dancer at the Royal Swedish Ballet School in Stockholm and the School of American Ballet in New York.

She began her professional acting career appearing in Swedish television series...

...gaining recognition for her role as 'Josefin Björn-Tegebrandt' in the TV drama "Andra Avenyn" (2008–10).

Vikander made her feature film debut in "Pure" (2010), winning the 'Guldbagge Award' for 'Best Actress'.

In 2012 she
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Tiff 2017 Women Directors: Meet Lisa Langseth — “Euphoria”

Euphoria

Lisa Langseth is a playwright and filmmaker from Stockholm. Her film credits include “Pure” and “Hotell,” both of which are toplined by “Euphoria” star Alicia Vikander.

Euphoria” will premiere at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival on September 11.

W&H: Describe the film for us in your own words.

LL: “Euphoria” is about two sisters — played by Alicia Vikander and Eva Green — and their reconciliation after a tough childhood. These sisters have very different ideas on how to cope with psychological pain and have found different strategies regarding how to deal with life.

The film poses questions about responsibility and freedom, both individual and in a broader political sense without delivering any easy answers.

W&H: What drew you to this story?

LL: Even if the film to a large extent is about our relationship to death in modern society, for me it is even more about life itself — how to live, and the choices we make and why. These existential questions are the reason I make movies.

The sisters in this movie wrestle with questions I often have asked myself: What is our responsibility for others? The complicated concept of “freedom,” what does it really mean?

I set out to do a visually beautiful film about universal and complicated questions. After all, we all share the same common defeat — we are only humans.

W&H: What do you want people to think about when they are leaving the theater?

LL: I think people basically have a lot more in common than we think. And I am convinced everybody asks themselves these basic, existential questions about freedom, responsibility, and reconciliation.

I also think we share a need to talk about these things. It is what art can offer us — proof that we are not alone in our wonderings. We can share these questions through stories, and we don’t have to say anything about ourselves.

W&H: What was the biggest challenge in making the film?

LL: There are always many challenges. I write my own scripts so the first and maybe biggest challenge lies within myself — will I be able to write a good enough story which can be made into a film? Then it’s the whole financing process and then the filming.

Each part of filmmaking is a challenge in being a visionary and daring to follow your own vision, but at the same time being realistic and concrete. Filmmaking always has this built-in opposition between dream and reality.

W&H: How did you get your film funded? Share some insights into how you got the film made.

LL: The main part of “Euphoria” is financed in Sweden through B-Reel, a Swedish production company that produces my films. Our biggest co-producer is Vikarious, Alicia Vikander’s new production company in co-operation with Great Point Media in London. Our second co-producer is Christine Ruppert at Dancing Camel in Germany.

The film is a mix between Swedish Film Institute, movie funds in Germany, and private investors in London.

W&H: What does it mean for you to have your film play at the Toronto International Film Festival?

LL: A lot. Toronto is a great film festival and it is a big honor to be in competition. A film like this needs a festival like Toronto in order to find its audience. I am very glad to be here.

W&H: What’s the best and worst advice you’ve received?

LL: The worst advice: ”Make 10 movies you actually don’t want to do, then the 11th might be a project you really believe in!”

The best advice: ”Go for the projects you love, everything else is a waste of time.”

W&H: What advice do you have for other female directors?

LL: The amount of people who want to tell you how to make a film is extremely huge. Make sure you do the stories you really want to do, and only surround yourself with people who want to go in the same direction as you.

Don’t try to adapt to what people call “the business.” Films can be made in many ways — find your way. The world of film needs people going their own way.

W&H: Name your favorite woman-directed film and why.

LL: “The Girls” by Mai Zetterling, because it’s completely free and beyond the rules for how a film should look like. “The Piano” by Jane Campion, because it will always be one of the world’s most beautiful love films. And last year’s “Raw” by Julia Ducournau, because it is totally unique and at the same time telling something absolutely universal about being a young woman today.

W&H: There have been significant conversations over the last couple of years about increasing the amount of opportunities for women directors yet the numbers have not increased. Are you optimistic about the possibilities for change? Share any thoughts you might have on this topic.

LL: Of course I am optimistic. And the simple reason is life is too boring otherwise. There are more women making films outside the established studio system and I think it says something about our time. The world of film needs to renew its work methods — find new ways to make film, and new modern co-operations outside the traditional filmmaking frame.

Women are often responsible for projects that can give new blood, stories, and perspectives to the film world. The film world needs to evolve to continue to be a relevant art form in the future.

Tiff 2017 Women Directors: Meet Lisa Langseth — “Euphoria” was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
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Tiff Review: ‘Euphoria’ Provides a Complex Role for Alicia Vikander Amidst Deflating Drama

It’s difficult to know what to make of Lisa Langseth’s Euphoria. At times it seems in the cusp of science fiction. But then… it isn’t. At other points it offers some clumsy attempts at social satire, and even dark humor. Yet when this 2017 Toronto International Film Festival world premiere is finally finished, it is clear that the film is no more than a standard drama. And a relatively weak one, at that.

Considering its stars, then, Euphoria must qualify as a disappointment. On paper, the idea of pairing Oscar winner Alicia Vikander and the always-intriguing Eva Green as estranged sisters is delightful. Vikander made her debut in Langseth’s Pure, and also drew raves in the director’s 2013 Tiff selection Hotell. It may not come as a surprise that Vikander fares best here. She, far more so than Green, develops a complex persona. How could audiences not expect more,
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Our 25 Most-Anticipated Fall 2017 Festival Premieres

After highlighting 55 titles confirmed to arrive this fall, we now turn our attention to the festival-bound films either without distribution or awaiting a release date. Looking over Venice International Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, and New York Film Festival titles, we’ve rounded up 25 movies — most of which we’ll be checking out over the next few weeks — that we can’t wait to see.

Check out our 25 most-anticipated festival premieres below, and let us know what you’re most looking forward to.

Caniba (Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Verena Paravel)

As part of the groundbreaking Harvard Sensory Ethnography Lab, Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Véréna Paravel have established themselves at the forefront of modern documentary filmmaking, most notably with their landmark 2012 film Leviathan. In their second collaboration this year (after somniloquies, which premiered at Berlin), the two seem to be engaging with a more typical documentary subject, though the form of Caniba remains to be seen.
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"Tomb Raider" - More 'Lara Croft'

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Sneak Peek more new images from the upcoming live-action "Tomb Raider" feature, directed by Roar Uthaug, starring Oscar winner Alicia Vikander ("The Danish Girl") as 'Lara Croft', opening March 16, 2018:

"We see Lara as a young woman," said director Uthaug, "...smart and capable but largely unfocused, and follow her on a dangerous journey...

"...that will push her to her limits in every sense and allow her to hone the skills she needs to ultimately become who she was meant to be..."

Vikander trained as a ballet dancer at the Royal Swedish Ballet School in Stockholm and the School of American Ballet in New York.

She began her professional acting career appearing in Swedish television series, gaining recognition for her role as 'Josefin Björn-Tegebrandt' in the TV drama "Andra Avenyn" (2008–10).

Vikander made her feature film debut in "Pure" (2010), winning the 'Guldbagge Award' for 'Best Actress'.

In 2012 she portrayed 'Princess
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"Tomb Raider" - More 'Lara Croft'

Sneak Peek more new images of the young 'Lara Croft' (Alicia Vikander) from the upcoming "Tomb Raider" feature, directed by Roar Uthaug, based on the 2013 video game by Crystal Dynamics, opening March 16, 2018:

Vikander trained as a ballet dancer at the Royal Swedish Ballet School in Stockholm and the School of American Ballet in New York.

She began her professional acting career appearing in Swedish television series, gaining recognition for her role as 'Josefin Björn-Tegebrandt' in the TV drama "Andra Avenyn" (2008–10).

Vikander made her feature film debut in "Pure" (2010), winning the 'Guldbagge Award' for 'Best Actress'.

In 2012 she portrayed 'Princess Ekaterina "Kitty" Alexandrovna Shcherbatskaya' in director Joe Wright's film adaptation of "Anna Karenina"...

...followed by the role of 'Queen Caroline Mathilde' in the Danish film "A Royal Affair", receiving a 'BAFTA Rising Star Award' nomination.

She then starred in the 2013 Swedish drama "Hotell" and in the Julian Assange
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"Tomb Raider" - Leaked Set Images

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Sneak Peek leaked set images from the new "Tomb Raider" feature, directed by Roar Uthaug, starring Alicia Vikander ("The Danish Girl") as 'Lara Croft', based on the 2013 video game by Crystal Dynamics, opening March 16, 2018:

Vikander trained as a ballet dancer at the Royal Swedish Ballet School in Stockholm and the School of American Ballet in New York.

She began her professional acting career appearing in Swedish television series, gaining recognition for her role as 'Josefin Björn-Tegebrandt' in the TV drama "Andra Avenyn" (2008–10).

Vikander made her feature film debut in "Pure" (2010), winning the 'Guldbagge Award' for 'Best Actress'.

In 2012 she portrayed 'Princess Ekaterina "Kitty" Alexandrovna Shcherbatskaya' in director Joe Wright's film adaptation of "Anna Karenina"...

...followed by the role of 'Queen Caroline Mathilde' in the Danish film "A Royal Affair", receiving a 'BAFTA Rising Star Award' nomination.

She then starred in the 2013 Swedish drama "Hotell" and in
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Alicia Vikander: "The Light Between Oceans"

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Sneak Peek images of Swedish actress Alicia Vikander, star of the "The Light Between Oceans", from a classic issue of "Vs" magazine:

Vikander trained as a ballet dancer at the 'Royal Swedish Ballet School' in Stockholm and the 'School of American Ballet' in New York. She appeared in Swedish short films and TV series, gaining recognition in Northern Europe for her role as 'Josefin Björn-Tegebrandt' in the TV drama series "Andra Avenyn" (2008–10).

Vikander made her feature film debut in "Pure" (2010), played 'Princess Kitty' in "Anna Karenina" and 'Queen Caroline Mathilde' in the Danish feature "A Royal Affair", earning a 'BAFTA Rising Star Award' nomination. She then starred in the Swedish drama "Hotell" (2013) and appeared in "The Fifth Estate" (2013).

In 2014 and 2015, Vikander achieved global recognition and acclaim for her roles as 'Vera Brittain' in "Testament of Youth", a humanoid robot in "Ex Machina" and painter 'Gerda Wegener'
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Our 100 Most-Anticipated Films of 2017

After highlighting 50 films that we can guarantee are worth seeing this year, it’s time we venture into the unknown. Rather than regurgitating a list of dated-years-in-advance studio releases, we’ve set out to focus on 100 films we’re genuinely looking forward to, regardless of their marketing budgets. While some might not have a set release — let alone any confirmed festival premiere — most have wrapped production and will likely debut at some point in 2017, so make sure to check back for updates over the next twelve months and beyond. Be sure to keep the following one-hundred films on your radar (with release dates, where applicable). If you want to see how we did with our picks last year (potentially to shame us), head on over here.

100. The Discovery (Charlie McDowell; Winter Tbd)

One of the primary pleasures of Charlie McDowell‘s directorial debut The One I Love was his ability
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Us Briefs: Lionsgate strikes deal with Parques Reunidos

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Us Briefs: Lionsgate strikes deal with Parques Reunidos
The studio has closed a deal with the Madrid-based leisure parks operator to develop Lionsgate-branded leisure centres in shopping areas.

The centres will focus on film properties such as The Hunger Games, Saw, Now You See Me, and TV shows Orange is the New Black and Nashville, among others.

Parques Reunidos operates 62 assets – amusement parks, animal parks, aquatic parks, family entertainment centres and other attractions – across 14 countries in the Americas, Europe and Asia.

Vimeo has unveiled content partnerships with UK distributor all3media International and BBC Worldwide. The all3media International content includes TV series Skins and Fresh Meat, while the BBC deal brings music documentary They Will Have To Kill Us First, and short-form series Mission Selfie, among others.Irwin Winkler, the producer of such iconic films as Raging Bull, Rocky, They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? And anticipated awards contender Silence, will receive the Producers Guild Of America’s 2017 David O. Selznick Achievement Award in honour
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Alicia Vikander In "Louis Vuitton"

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Sneak Peek new images of Oscar-winning Swedish actress Alicia Vikander ("The Danish Girl"), star of the upcoming "Lara Croft: Tomb Raider" feature film reboot, on location in Brazil for the "Louis Vuitton" 'Spirit of Travel' campaign:

Vikander trained as a ballet dancer at the Royal Swedish Ballet School in Stockholm and the School of American Ballet in New York.

She began her professional acting career appearing in Swedish television series, gaining recognition for her role as 'Josefin Björn-Tegebrandt' in the TV drama "Andra Avenyn" (2008–10).

Vikander made her feature film debut in "Pure" (2010), winning the 'Guldbagge Award' for 'Best Actress'.

In 2012 she portrayed 'Princess Ekaterina "Kitty" Alexandrovna Shcherbatskaya' in director Joe Wright's film adaptation of "Anna Karenina", followed by the role of 'Queen Caroline Mathilde' in the Danish film "A Royal Affair", receiving a 'BAFTA Rising Star Award' nomination. She then starred in the 2013 Swedish drama "Hotell" and in the
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Charles Dance, Adrian Lester join Alicia Vikander in 'Euphoria'

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Charles Dance, Adrian Lester join Alicia Vikander in 'Euphoria'
Principal photography has begun on the drama, which also stars Eva Green and Charlotte Rampling.

Production has begun on Euphoria, the Alicia Vikander-starring drama from director Lisa Langseth.

Charles Dance, Adrian Lester and Mark Stanley have all joined a cast that already boasted Vikander alongside Eva Green and Charlotte Rampling.

The film is the first feature from Vikander’s production outfit Vikarious Productions, which she launched in May with her London-based agent Charles Collier.

Collier and Vikander are both producers on Euphoria, along with Patrik Andersson and Frida Bargo of B-Reel Films. Christine Ruppert co-produces for Dancing Camel.

It marks the English-language debut of director Langseth, who previously collaborated with Vikander on two Swedish-language titles, Pure and Hotell.

The story follows two sisters (played by Vikander and Green) who meet up again after spending many years apart.

A short shoot in Munich is underway, and will be followed shooting on location in Bavaria.

Euphoria is a Swedish
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