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Story Details Confirmed for Malick's New Film with Affleck & McAdams

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November 3, 2011
Source: 24 Frames

Ben Affleck and Rachel McAdams

Considering no one ever really knows what Terrence Malick is actually doing with any of his films, sometimes not even the actors themselves, it's hard to say whether there can ever be any solid details for the director's forthcoming projects other than the talent attached and maybe a title. In this case, the new film starring Ben Affleck and Rachel McAdams is still untitled (though it was formerly called The Burial), but 24 Frames has some story details from certain insiders who have read the actual script. Of course, since Malick rewrote some scenes from The Tree of Life on the day of filming, this could change in the final film.

Apparently, these are the basics of Terrence Malick's new film which he shot right after The Tree of Life:

"Basically, it concerns a philanderer (Affleck) who, feeling at loose ends, travels to Paris, where he enters a hot-and-heavy affair with a European woman (Olga Kurylenko). Said Lothario returns home to Oklahoma, where he marries the European woman (in part for visa reasons). When the relationship founders, he rekindles a romance with a hometown girl (Rachel McAdams) with whom he's had a long history."

Obviously there's more than that in the film too since the cast also includes Javier Bardem (playing a preist whom Affleck's character visits for advice) along with Barry Pepper and maybe even Rachel Weisz. The details seem to confirm the extensive information The Wrap revealed back when the first look photo from the secret film was released this past February. If you (potentially) want to know a lot more about the story, check out their detailed report right here. In addition, it's said that the film apparently features a more happy ending than viewers of Malick's films are used to seeing, or at least a less ambiguous one anyway. The film will be finished before his recently revealed two new projects get underway, but so far Malick has declined to sell it yet, and we know how long it took Tree of Life to hit theaters.

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