Alicia Vikander is such a talented young actress and her career in Holywood has exploded since she starred in Ex Machina. The next film that we'll see her in is the awesome looking new adaptation of Tomb Raider. She now has a new film project to jump on board called The Marsh King's Daughter.
The film will be an adaptation of the novel by Karen Dionne. The script for the film was written by Elle Smith and Mark L. Smith (The Revenant) and this is the story description, for what seems like an intense thriller:
Helena Pelletier has a loving husband, two beautiful daughters, and a business that fills her days. But she also has a secret: she is the product of an abduction. Her mother was kidnapped as a teenager by her father and kept in a remote cabin in the marshlands of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Helena, born two years after the abduction, loved her home in nature, and despite her father’s sometimes brutal behavior, she loved him, too...until she learned precisely how savage he could be.
More than twenty years later, she has buried her past so soundly that even her husband doesn’t know the truth. But now her father has killed two guards, escaped from prison, and disappeared into the marsh. The police begin a manhunt, but Helena knows they don’t stand a chance. Knows that only one person has the skills to find the survivalist the world calls the Marsh King—because only one person was ever trained by him: his daughter.
Vikander will take on the role of Helena Ptterier and it seems like it will be a film project for her. David Kosse, President of STXinternational had this to say in a statement:
"The Marsh King’s Daughter is one of the most hypnotic thrillers you’ll ever experience, much in the vein of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and Gone Girl, and who better than Morten Tyldum to direct this psychologically gripping story into a complex yet riveting tale about captivity and redemption. We are thrilled to introduce this exceptionally compelling project from such an esteemed team of filmmakers and talent to our international partners in Berlin.”
The movie is set to be directed by Morten Tyldum (The Imitation Game, Passengers).