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Alicia Vikander joins James McAvoy in Submergence

Alicia Vikander

Story by Jack Foley

ALICIA Vikander has joined the cast of romantic thriller Submergence alongside James McAvoy.

The Ex_Machina star will play a deep sea explorer in the film, which is based on J.M. Ledgard’s book of the same name and die to be directed by Wim Wenders.

The story follows two lovers, one a captive of jihadist fighters in Somalia and the other an explorer searching the ocean depths, who use memories of their intense romance to get them through their current life-threatening circumstances.

Production is due to commence in March 2016 although, as yet, no release date has been set. The screenplay has been adapted by Erin Dignam.

The Swedish-born Vikander is rapidly becoming one of the most sought after actresses of the moment. She is already known for her role in Ex Machina and Anna Karenina as well as summer period spy thriller The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

She can currently be seen starring alongside Eddie Redmayne in Tom Hooper’s Oscar tipped drama The Danish Girl, which could see her in the running for an acting trophy, and she is currently filming the next Jason Bourne movie with star Matt Damon.

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