Magazine article Screen International

First Look: James McAvoy and Alicia Vikander in 'Submergence'

Magazine article Screen International

First Look: James McAvoy and Alicia Vikander in 'Submergence'

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A first glimpse at romantic thriller Submergence shows X-Men star James McAvoy and Alicia Vikander, in her first role after winning the Oscar, in an intense embrace.

Embankment is selling the Wim Wenders-directed feature at Cannes this week, having already secured deals in more than 30 territories since Berlin's European Film Market in February, including the UK (Lionsgate); France (Mars/Selective); Germany (NFP/Warners); Spain (Antenna 3); Canada (Elevation); and Latin America (California). Further deals are pending.

Adapted by Erin Dignam from the novel by JM Ledgard, Submergence is the story of James More (McAvoy), a water engineer who is taken hostage in Somalia by Jihadist fighters who suspect that he is a British spy. Danielle 'Danny' Flinders (Vikander) is a bio-mathematician working on a deep sea diving project to support her theory of the origin of life on the planet. …

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