Despite being one of the film world’s most influential voices, Terrence Malick has seen a bit of a hit, as the release of his latest film, To The Wonder, has been rather problematic. While early reviews posited the picture as a superb look at love and faith, a $500,000 box office haul and poor reviews during its theatrical run have made this an odd picture. However, Malick is still hell bent on flooding the market with new projects.
THR has the first photo from Malick’s next film, Knight of Cups, which is one of two new films that the director now has in the can. The photo shows the picture’s two stars, Christian Bale and Natalie Portman, who will make this project a hot commodity when footage is shown to buyers at the Cannes Film Festival. Toss in the likes of Cate Blanchett, Antonio Banderas, Freida Pinto and Ryan O’Neal, this film sounds intriguing (it’s apparently a meditation on celebrity according to the film’s backers). These photos definitely hint at the film being similar in aesthetic to Malick’s recent work, and this shot could very well encompass much of what Malick has been working on as of late. Oh, and it’s just a really pretty photograph.
Photos have also been revealed for the upcoming adaptation of August Strindberg’s play, Miss Julie, from director Liv Ullman. Starring Colin Farrell and Jessica Chastain, the film has long been one of the more talked about films currently in production, particularly here on this website, and it’s one that we truly can’t wait to check out. The images look great, and Chastain is a really interesting actress to put in this type of project. She’s become one of the best actresses around, this should prove just how superb a thespian Chastain truly is. (Images via Screen Daily)