Terrence Malick Casts Bale, Bardem & McAdams in Romance
by Ethan Anderton
February 3, 2010
Though the legendary filmmaker has only directed a handful of feature films, Terrence Malick (The Thin Red Line) has quite a respectful following. With his most recent film, The Tree of Life starring Sean Penn and Brad Pitt, in post-production, Malick is already gearing up for his next project as Deadline Hollywood reports he has grabbed Christian Bale, Javier Bardem(No Country for Old Men), Rachel McAdams (Sherlock Holmes), and Olga Kurylenko (Quantum of Solace) to star in an untitled romance that he has written and will direct later this year. Literally no story details have surfaced anywhere on the internet yet.
This is quite an impressive gathering of talent for a romance that is currently only described as a "powerful and moving love story." But none of these actors are strangers to romance with films like Captain Corelli's Mandolin (Bale), Vicky Christina Barcelona (Bardem), The Notebook (McAdams), and Paris Je T'aime (Kurylenko) between the four of them. I'm most interested in seeing Christian Bale in a role like this since it's been more than awhile since he's had a film where he hasn't screamed like crazy in it. And under the direction and script of Malick, this should shape up to be more than an interesting romance on its release.
However, as LA Times' 24 Frames jokes: "Given Malick's famously slow work pace -- he went silent between Days of Heaven in 1978 and The Thin Red Line in 1998 and has been editing and reediting Tree of Life for some time -- the new romance should probably hit sometime in 2019." In all seriousness, who knows when this will be released, let alone actually go into production, but as soon as any details hit, we'll let you know.