The notoriously reclusive Terrence Malick made big news yesterday when he announced he would work next on two mysterious projects, Lawless and Knight of Cups. As fans of the visionary director are still digesting that unexpected shocker, the LA Times has managed to track down someone who read the script for his upcoming Untitled Romantic Drama, starring Ben Affleck and Rachel McAdams — the one that he just finished shooting in the spring and is currently editing; this is getting confusing isn’t it?
The report says that the movie “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.”
The romantic drama would be the first Malick movie taking place in a contemporary setting and is said to have “a bit of a happier ending” than his previous films. A person who saw some footage said that the movie still featured the director’s trademark visual style- with “shots of Affleck and McAdams in Malick’s trademark man-in-nature style.” However, the film is reportedly more accessible than say, The Tree of Life, and is already drawing strong interest from U.S distributors even though they have only read the script and seen bits of footage. Best of all, we should expect this movie to be ready for release next year! Isn’t this exciting?
What do you think? Are you excited about this movie?