By Anne Thompson & Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood May 16, 2012 at 12:29PM
Cast: Ben Affleck, Olga Kurylenko, Rachel McAdams, Rachel Weisz, Javier Bardem, Barry Pepper, Michael Sheen, Amanda Peet.
Plot: A philandering man (Affleck) falls for and marries a European woman after a heated affair (former Bond-girl Kurylenko); the marriage (which gets the woman a visa) falls apart and Affleck reignites a relationship with a former flame from his hometown in Oklahoma (Rachel McAdams) [FilmStage]. Bardem's role is said to be that of a Priest who offers Affleck's character advice.
Release: ThePlaylist speculates on the possibilities surrounding "To The Wonder"'s release. Shop at Cannes? Release via Tugg?
Status: In production. The shoot has included music festivals SXSW and Austin City Limits, and bands Neon Indian, Arcade Fire, Iron & Wine, Fleet Foxes and The Cult were lensed for potential inclusion in the film.
Cast: Ryan Gosling, Natalie Portman, Rooney Mara, Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Haley Bennett and (possibly) Matthew McConaughey, Wes Bentley.
Plot: The Austin, TX music scene; two intersecting love trials, sexual obsession and betrayal.
"Knight of Cups"
Status: Pre-production; Summer shoot planned.
Cast: Natalie Portman, Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Isabel Lucas, Wes Bentley
Plot: A man in search of love and truth.
Plus: The Untitled Jerry Lee Lewis Project
Status: Long-gestating project, which Brad Pitt's Plan B is producing. Pitt and Portman have been rumored to be involved. This 1995 Los Angeles Times article by Joe Gillis has early development details, some fascinating commentary on the Malick ("a genius") and his work ("a risk"), and an awkward interview with the director.