Movie trailer dubbed too racy for TV

Alicia Vikander stars in Tulip Fever.
Alicia Vikander stars in Tulip Fever. Contributed

A 30-second trailer for the upcoming film Tulip Fever has been deemed too racy for TV, sources say.

The clip for the R-rated film, starring Alicia Vikander, Dane DeHaan, Christoph Waltz and Judi Dench, features a love scene between Vikander and DeHaan that was approved by the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), the United States' equivalent for Australian Classification.

But even with the approval from the governing board, sources have since told Page Six that the footage was rejected by Fox - one of the biggest TV networks in the US.

The commercials was banned after The Weinstein Company, the film's distributor, told the publication it wasn't going to cut the X-rated scene from the clip.

The costume drama is set in 17th-century Amsterdam and centres on an artist who falls for a married noblewoman when he's commissioned to paint her portrait.

The racy scene that got Tulip Fever banned from TV.
The racy scene that got Tulip Fever banned from TV. Contributed

And despite the controversy surrounding the trailer, Tulip Fever is already expected to be a box office smash considering its star-studded cast.

The movie's lead actress Alicia Vikander won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for The Danish Girl last year while her co-star Christoph Waltz won the same award for Best Supporting Actor for Django Unchained in 2013.

Filming concluded mid-2014 however numerous production delays led to the movie's premiere being pushed to next month in the US.

A rep for Fox didn't comment on the ban.

Tulip Fever is slated for Australian release on November 23.

This article originally appeared on The New York Post and has been republished here with permission.

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