Oscar-nominated director Terrence Malick is on a roll as of late. His latest film To The Wonder starring Ben Affleck, Rachel McAdams, and Olga Kurylenko was just released last month (read our review here) and he has three new films on the way. There’s the IMAX documentary Voyage of Time, the currently untitled drama (formerly titled Lawless), and a drama titled Knight of Cups. The Hollywood Reporter has released the first official image from Knight of Cups, a film that’s heavily speculated to be released this fall, to build buzz. The beautiful image features Christian Bale and Natalie Portman on the beach.
It was once heavily speculated that at least one of the films was going to show up at Cannes Film Festival. It now appears that FilmNation is presenting footage from Knight of Cups to build the buzz and possibly sell the film.
Last year, Malick shot both Knight of Cups and the project formerly named as Lawless almost simultaneously at the Austin City Limits Music Festival. Details on both projects are being kept at an absolute minimum. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the plot of the untitled project centers on “two intersecting love triangles” and “sexual obsession and betrayal set against the music scene in Austin, Texas”. The plot of Knight of Cups is said to be about “celebrities and excess”.
Knight of Cups features a promising cast that includes Christian Bale, Natalie Portman, Cate Blanchett, Teresa Palmer, Antonio Banderas, Joel Kinnaman, Wes Bentley, Isabel Lucas, Imogen Poots, Nick Offerman, Freida Pinto, and Joe Manganiello. In reality, only a handful of these actors will likely appear in the final cut of the film. Check back for more updates.