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Ben Affleck & Rachel Weisz Starring in Terrence Malick's Next?

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August 12, 2010
Source: The Wrap, TulsaWorld.com

Ben Affleck / Rachel Weisz

What the heck is Terrence Malick up to? Although we haven't even seen his latest film, The Tree of Life, which no one knows when we even will see it or even what the heck it's even about, that's not stopping the filmmaker from starting work on his next film. The Wrap reports that Malick has already begun casting and location scouting for his latest currently untitled project. Oscar winners Ben Affleck and Rachel Weisz have reportedly joined the cast and interesting reports from various remote shooting locations are starting to trickle in, too. This is that same "romance" project announced in February at the Berlin Film Festival.

In that original announcement, Malick's next project was described as a "romantic drama" and a "powerful and moving love story." But as anyone who's seen Malick's work knows, referring to one of his films as just a "romance" isn't exactly accurate, as there's always a lot more depth to them. Christian Bale, Javier Bardem, Rachel McAdams and Olga Kurylenko were all announced originally, but word is that Affleck is replacing Bale, and Weisz may just be joining (not replacing anyone). Production is scheduled to begin the first week of October in Oklahoma, which is where some odd celebrity reports have been popping up recently as well.

Our friends at AICN point out that TulsaWorld.com recent published an article saying that Ben Affleck and his wife Jennifer Garner were spotted at a local store in Bartlesville, OK buying fishing supplies. Malick grew up in Bartlesville and apparently Christian Bale and Rachel McAdams were also spotted in the same area last year, scouting for this exact Malick film, which is why it makes sense that Affleck has replaced Bale and is out getting familiar with the area as well. Affleck apparently told an employee at the fishing shop hat he was filming a movie in Bartlesville, playing a fisherman, and needed to buy some fishing equipment.

Considering Malick's projects are always very secretive, that's about as much as we'll probably know about this until he finishes editing it some two or three years from now. It's always interesting to learn about the next project from someone as incredible as Terrence Malick (Badlands, Days of Heaven, The Thin Red Line, The New World), but I'm more interested in figuring out when we'll finally get to feast our eyes on Tree of Life. We'll keep you updated on anything related to Malick and his two upcoming films, so stay tuned here.

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  • Xerxex
    Billington shame on you! could have found a worse picture of Weisz!? Feature proper pictures! Affleck + Weisz + Malick = Win.
  • Xerxex
    it is a shame that Bale left though.
  • Tom
    "Billington shame on you! could have found a worse picture of Weisz!" What are you talking about? Rachel looks amazing in that picture. Love her as an actress, she's superb.
  • Xerxex
    Negative on that one Tom, there are so many other wonderful pics of Weisz and this one is horrible!
  • #1 - What? She looks great!! Why you giving me crap about my photos? You should know that I always choose one of the most RECENT photos of the actor I can find to best represent them as they look right now (today). That one is from her appearance at a Dolce & Gabbana event in June. Full version here.
  • Xerxex
    Alex look at the pic of her next to "Terrance Malick's Tree of Life" icon, that is the most astonishing photo's of the beautiful Rachel Weisz! The photo you've featured is excellent but the one a mentioned is to me better. But you are right, it is better to feature how they look today, but I stand by what I said, lol.
  • What... Where? That's my point thought. I really hate re-using the same old "omg she's so hot" picture over and over (Angelina Jolie has many like that, too). I want a picture that represents her TODAY, not what she looked like 10 years ago. She doesn't look like that anymore and because we don't (yet) have one of her IN this movie, I'm using the most recent photo of her I can find. Simple as that. :)
  • Xerxex
    Well I really can't argue with that. Here's the pic I'm referring to: http://images.dailyradar.com/media/uploads/cine/story_large/2008/12/16/rachel_weisz_cat_big_1.jpg if its not clickable then my badness. Its really a tasteful if I may add.
  • Tom
    "I want a picture that represents her TODAY, not what she looked like 10 years ago" I think Rachel Weisz looks better now than she did ten years ago.
  • Jeconley417
    this producer used my house to film a small part in the movie with ben and olga.didnt get a thank you or anthing ..wife wanted to talk to ben so i asked an assistant but nothing happened...common courtesy would have been nice

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