Terrence Malick Announces Two New Films

November 2, 2011 by staff 

Terrence Malick Announces Two New FilmsTerrence Malick Announces Two New Films, The Tree of Life director Terrence Malick is willing to make this the most prolific decade from the 1970s, when he released the acclaimed Badlands with Martin Sheen and Days of Heaven, starring Richard Gere. On Tuesday, surprised the film world with the announcement of two new projects to be followed by eventual release of their untitled film starring Ben Affleck and Rachel McAdams.

The Hollywood Reporter first reported the news that the two projects are called Lawless and Knight of Cups.

Lawless is the star Ryan Gosling in the lead role, alongside Christian Bale, star of Malick The New World, in a supporting role. Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara and Haley Bennett also fill other support functions.

Bale will take the lead in the Knight of Cups with Cate Blanchett and Isabel Lucas.

Malick plans to shoot the films back to back next year but already has a complete movie has not yet been released. The Los Angeles Times, after shooting the Tree of Life, Malick film untitled completed with Ben Affleck and McAdams, originally called The Burial and starring Bale. The film is said to be about a womanizer played by Affleck, who goes to Paris and having an affair with a woman. Then back to the U.S., marries her because of visa, but then turned back on a relationship with his former lover played by McAdams.

According to The Guardian, Malick is also working on a documentary to act as a companion piece to the Tree of Life, which won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival this year.

From 1973 to 2005, when the New World was released, Malick made only four films, but with the Tree of Life, the draft Affleck, Lawless and Knight of Cups, Malick will double that number in the space of just two years.

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