Alan Rickman tends to his own garden, back in director’s chair
Rival landscape gardeners, hear us out: Alan Rickman.
Rickman hasn't directed since 1997 and hasn't teamed up with Kate Winslet since 1995's Sense and Sensibility, but that doesn't mean he's lost his touch. He's directing a period piece about two rival landscape gardeners (Winslet and Rust and Bone's Matthias Schoenaerts) commissioned to create a fountain for Louis XIV.
Apparently Rickman's had this one on his mind for a while, so let's hope his passion project turns out better than some others we can name. Sometimes a concept can sound a bit off, but the script and careful location scouting could pay off for the interminable Rickman. Filming begins this spring.