While the film portion of SXSW might be over, this weekend in Austin a plethora of bands are vying for attention in the clubs and streets of the city for the music portion of the festival. And it appears Terrence Malick was on hand as well.
Just as he did last fall at both the Austin City Limits and Fun Fun Festival, Malick and his crew reportedly hit SXSW to shoot scenes for “Lawless.” Whether this is more pre-production work or stuff that will end up in the film that will “officially” shoot this fall remains to be seen, but it’s another public glimpse at the usually private working process for the director. Thus far, Rooney Mara appears to be the only one on hand (Ryan Gosling is currently shooting “Only God Forgives” halfway around the world) and that dude standing beside her? Alan Palomo from Neon Indian.
As for what the film was about, the recently revealed (and then scrubbed) logline says it will follow intersecting love triangles, sexual obsession and betrayal against the backdrop of the Austin music scene. Of course, what it’s actually about once Malick is done with it could be something else entirely. Natalie Portman, Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett and Haley Bennett co-star in the pic.
No release date for “Lawless” yet, as it’s just one of four films Malick has in the cooker. But if you’re at SXSW, keep your eyes peeled…. [JustJared]