First Look Photo: Bale & Portman in Terrence Malick's 'Knight of Cups'
Malick is back! Early last year we covered news that filmmaker Terrence Malick was in Austin filming not one, but two new movies at the Austin City Limits music festival. One of the actors he cast and was filming was Christian Bale. It was later confirmed that he was working on two separate projects, one known as Lawless (which had that title dropped), the other called Knight of Cups. While Malick is not at Cannes this year, FilmNation is showing footage from one of his films to sell and to build buzz THR has revealed the first photo. It's from Knight of Cups, which could be out this year. Of course, it's a typical Malick beautiful shot, with Bale and Natalie Portman running on the beach. But that's it so far. And we barely know the plot.
Original reports hinted that the two new films from Malick, Knight of Cups and FMA Lawless, might have some link but exact details are still sketchy. Lawless is said to be about "two intersecting love triangles" and "sexual obsession and betrayal set against the music scene in Austin." However, in the THR reveal, they say that Knight of Cups' "tightly guarded plot is said to be about celebrities and excess." Besides Christian Bale and Natalie Portman, the Knight of Cups cast includes Cate Blanchett, Antonio Banderas, Joel Kinnaman, Isabel Lucas, Imogen Poots, Wes Bentley and many others. No release information is available for either film yet as they're still seeking US distribution. We'll keep an eye out for more on these.