Sophia, an orphan girl, escapes poverty after she is forcibly married to a rich and powerful merchant, Cornelis. The arrangement leaves her unhappy but things begin changing when her husband commissions Jan, a young artist, to paint her portrait. A passionate affair sparks between them and inspires Sophia to risk everything and attempt to leave her husband. The two lovers enter the tulip bulb market in the hopes of making a fortune and buying their freedom. "Tulip Fever," in theaters September 1, 2017, is rated R.