Knight of Cups

Jason Clarke

Christian Bale, Natalie Portman, Cate Blanchett, Wes Bentley, Isabel Lucas, Joel Kinnaman, Imogen Poots, Freida Pinto, and Ryan O’Neal…with that cast, and others unmentioned, one would think Terrence Malick would have enough actors for a single movie. Apparently, that’s not the case, as Malick has added another name to his project about life, love, and probably other poetic things of that nature. That name is Jason Clarke. While speaking with us today about John Hillcoat‘s Lawless, Clarke revealed he just finished shooting on Malick’s Knight of Cups. When discussing the visionary filmmakers he’s worked with lately - Michael Mann, Baz Luhrmann, Kathryn Bigelow, and so on -  the actor made sure to mention Malick’s name in that list, “I did a film with Terrence Malick as well. Knight of Cups, it’s another one that he’s producing.”

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Joel Kimmaman

A few weeks ago, a filming notice plastered to the side of my apartment building revealed that Terrence Malick‘s Knight of Cups was filming within feet of my front door. Apparently, I should have stuck around to watch that all play out, because perhaps Malick would have tossed me into a frame or two, as the auteur now seems bent on getting anyone and everyone into his latest film. You’ll remember that Knight of Cups is just one of Malick’s currently-in-production features that stars Christian Bale, Natalie Portman, and Wes Bentley. This is the one that appears to be set in Los Angeles (the production has been spotted on the beach in Venice and Santa Monica, and my neighborhood is adjacent to both) not the one once known as Lawless that is set in Austin) and this is the one that centers on Bale as “a depressed writer” who, if on-set pictures are to be believed, seems to ease himself with a string of beautiful women. Now Swedish outlet SvD reveals that Joel Kinnaman (Snabba Cash, the next RoboCop) has also joined the film as “a rich playboy,” which seems like the type of dude who would hang out with Bale’s character. Additionally, The Film Stage and The Playlist pass on word that an extra named extra Brett Anderson says he shot some scenes with Antonio Banderas, who was rumored to have a part in the film. The Playlist also checked in on the film’s IMDB page, which reveals that […]

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Terrence Malick has long been thought of as a difficult-to-work-with perfectionist. He once went a stretch of twenty years without making any movies at all, and when he is actively making them, they usually only come out once every five years or so. But lately he’s been filming things at a pace completely new to his career. After finishing his 2011 release The Tree of Life, he jumped pretty directly into making a still-untitled romantic film starring Ben Affleck and Rachel McAdams. Also, there have been rumblings that even before that film was finished, Malick had already lined up another movie that would star Christian Bale. It turns out that wasn’t all of the story, though. In somewhat shocking news, Variety is reporting that Malick already has plans to make two more movies, which will shoot back to back in 2012. The common thread between both films is that they will star Bale and Cate Blanchett in featured roles, but this isn’t some kind of series. Both films are separate stories, completely independent of one another. The first is said to be called Lawless, and in addition to Bale and Blanchett, Ryan Gosling, Rooney Mara, and Haley Bennett will also star. The second project will be called Knight of Cups, and will see actress Isabel Lucas join the duo.

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