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'To The Wonder': 10 Actors Cut Out Of Terrence Malick Films & How They Reacted

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • April 10, 2013 3:39 PM
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To The Wonder, Actors Cut From Malick Films
We’ve all been there. Cast as the lead in a meaty, dialogue-heavy role in a surefire masterpiece from one of the most unassailable geniuses of modern filmmaking, only to be reduced to sifting through the finished film on freeze frame occasionally shouting "Look! That’s my shadow on that fern!" or "Hey! That’s the back of my head near that egret!" The one comfort we can take when this inevitability occurs, is that we’re in fine company on the Malick cutting room floor. The only question is, whose lead will we follow in reacting to our role’s excision or drastic reduction?

Terrence Malick's 'Knight Of Cups' Gets New, Appropriately Vague Logline

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 19, 2012 9:37 AM
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It would seem that as Terrence Malick has increased his workflow, some of the goodwill he's had for decades has slightly eroded. The director's latest effort "To The Wonder" recently played both Venice and TIFF where it mostly received unenthusiastic notices, with many tiring of his let's-go-explore-the-wheatfields style. And it's not a surprise it's still without a U.S. distribution deal. As for us, our man in Venice dug the film and this writer saw it in Toronto and, though it's problematic, found much to digest in the movie that, to the viewer willing to look past the surface, asks a lot of big questions. In particular, how we can share or experience love in a world abandoned by God. Weighty stuff. But anyway, Malick is already on to his next two films, and a very small morsel of info concerning "Knight Of Cups" has emerged.

Terrence Malick's 'Knight Of Cups' Is About the Movie Business; 'Voyage of Time' Still A Ways Off

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • September 4, 2012 11:17 AM
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Terrence Malick's recent burst of creative energy is sort of staggering. After completing just four films in forty-two years, he has dropped two films in two years (2011's "The Tree of Life" and 2012's "To the Wonder"), with "Knight of Cups" wrapping up, "Lawless" about to begin and an ambitious documentary that is still being worked on. Screen Daily talked to Malick's producers, Sarah Green and Nicolas Gonda, about his recent endeavors (including "To the Wonder," which just premiered in Venice – our man on the scene loved it) and what's going on with the movie Malick is currently tinkering with (including when we can expect that documentary).

'Boardwalk Empire' Star Shea Whigham Latest To Walk On The Set Of Terrence Malick's 'Knight Of Cups'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 28, 2012 3:41 PM
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Here's how we imagine Shea Whigham managed to snag a role that may or may not end up being in the final cut of Terrence Malick's "Knight Of Cups" when it gets released in....oh, let's say 2015. Dude probably woke up, and ambled his badass self down to a local coffee joint to grab his morning cup when he saw some cameras rolling and a few trucks and personnel standing by. Curious, he grabbed his coffee and muffin to go (he was hungry) to see if he knew anybody on the production and just to check out what was going on. Then, emerging from an ethereal mist, Malick materialized, whispered in his ear and ten minutes later, Whigham found himself trading lines with Christian Bale.

'Lawless' Star Jason Clarke The Latest Name Added To Terrence Malick's 'Knights Of Cups'

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • August 24, 2012 11:41 AM
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Seen everywhere from Paul Oakenfold's DJ decks to frolicking on the beachfront with Christian Bale and beautiful actresses in tow, director Terrence Malick has seemingly conjured up non-stop momentum with his latest, “Knight of Cups,” never hinting where or who it will land next. So it went earlier this week with “Snabba Cash” actor Joel Kinnaman finding a part in the film, and now with the Weinsteins' latest release, “Lawless,” coming to theatres soon, an actor from that film has revealed his involvement in the sprawling production.

Joel Kinnaman Joins Increasingly Massive Cast Of Terrence Malick's 'Knight Of Cups'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 21, 2012 6:23 PM
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Who does he think he is? Woody Allen? It seems Terrence Malick is using his engimatic appeal and auteur status to basically get whoever the hell he wants for "Knight Of Cups." It seems that if you happen to be nearby where he's shooting, and you're a celebrity, you can get a part in the film. And another name has joined the ranks.

Ryan O'Neal Joins Terrence Malick's 'Knight Of Cups'; Antonio Banderas & Joe Manganiello Rumored

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 28, 2012 3:56 PM
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Well, now that Terrence Malick's "To The Wonder" has been confirmed for Venice and Toronto, we can start obsessing over his next film, the currently lensing "Knight Of Cups." We've already seen an endless number of cast members so far revealed by set photos and/or Twitter -- Wes Bentley, Imogen Poots, Freida Pinto, Teresa Palmer -- with one more name now coming  coming aboard.

Watch: Yes, That Is Christian Bale Hanging With Paul Oakenfold Shooting Terrence Malick's 'Knight Of Cups'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 16, 2012 2:43 PM
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While set pics from "Knight Of Cups" have been notable for revealing various new additions to the cast including Wes Bentley, Imogen Poots, Freida Pinto and Teresa Palmer, it looks like the latest video and image to be captured reveals the movie may share a musical connection with Malick's other picture he's shooting this year, the formerly titled "Lawless." As you might recall, that movie has already done some kind of shooting at Austin City Limits last fall and SXSW this year, with bands like Arcade Fire, Fleet Foxes, The Cult and Neon Indian all featuring in some way. Now you can add one of the biggest DJs in the world to the mix.

Teresa Palmer The Latest Beauty To Join Terrence Malick's 'Knight Of Cups'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 7, 2012 5:04 PM
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While plot details about Terrence Malick's "Knight Of Cups" remain unknown, and will likely remain that way until the movie comes out sometime in the next decade, if we were to ascertain the plot based on the set photos so far, we'd guess it's an unofficial sequel to "The Dark Knight Rises," where the retired Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) is now living under a new identity on the beach, and is spending his remaining years chasing young women in the surf, with his wingman played by Wes Bentley.

Freida Pinto Is The Latest Actress Spotted Shooting Terrence Malick's 'Knight Of Cups' With Christian Bale

  • By Simon Dang
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  • June 27, 2012 9:00 AM
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As production on Terrence Malick's "Knight Of Cups" continues in Los Angeles, more unannounced cast members keep being discovered from set photos published online. First it was Wes Bentley, then Imogen Poots, now the latest piece of the puzzle is "Slumdog Millionaire" actress Freida Pinto, who has been spotted shooting opposite the film's star Christian Bale on the same beach shore on which Natalie Portman and Bentley were also seen frolicking.

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