So, I’m still scratching my head about The Tree of Life and What It All Means, and whether that whole movie was just really, really pretty to look at without being as deep as it seemed. But I think it’s now time to give director Terrence Malick the benefit of the doubt as a genius, because he apparently has made the best casting decision since … well, since Steven Soderbergh made Magic Mike. According to IndieWire, and a really grainy photo, Michael Fassbender filmed a scene with Ryan Gosling in Austin over the weekend for Malick’s next movie. A movie that also happens to star Christian Bale. Can you possibly wrap your head around this magnificence? The only reason I haven’t spontaneously combusted is because I knew I had to bring you this news.
Now, Malick has a habit of cutting well-known actors from his movies, so we’re trying not to get our hopes up too high, but it’s nice just to dream. IndieWire reports that the movie “follows two intersecting love triangles and is a story of sexual obsession and betrayal set against Austin’s vibrant and colorful music scene.” We should also mention that is stars (for now) some very high caliber actresses: Cate Blanchett, Natalie Portman, Rooney Mara, Holly Hunter and relative newcomer Haley Bennett. We’re pretty sure that even if we don’t “get” this one, we’ll enjoy it on a few other levels.
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