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Terrence Malick’s Next Film With Ryan Gosling, Rooney Mara & Michael Fassbender Reportedly Gets Titled

Terrence Malick's Next Film With Ryan Gosling, Rooney Mara & Michael Fassbender Reportedly Gets Titled

As always with the world of Terrence Malick, nothing is official until the movie is on the screen, so take this bit of news with a grain of salt. But perhaps, if anything, this news indicates that the director’s next film is finished.

According to fansite One Big Soul (via The Film Stage), Malick’s next, music-scene movie starring Ryan Gosling, Rooney Mara, Michael Fassbender, Natalie Portman and Cate Blanchett is now titled “Weightless.” The intel comes from a credit sheet belonging to Supervising Sound Editor/Re-Recording Mixer Joel Dougherty who has both “Knight Of Cups” and “Weightless,” credited to Malick, listed. It should be noted that this may be a working title, and Film Nation, the producers of the film, still have it untitled on their website.

Here’s the official synopsis: 

The film follows two intersecting love triangles.
It is a story of sexual obsession and betrayal set against the music scene in Austin, Texas.

Of course, for those wanting to make easy jokes at Malick’s expense, “Weightless” is a pretty easy target. For the rest of us, we’re just hoping it shows up at Cannes.

Update 3.28.15: Joel Dougherty’s credit sheet has been amended and the Malick film now goes back to being “Untitled.” It’s very possible this is producers just forcing him to do so because they haven’t officially unveiled their title. 

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When will this title or another one be officially confirmed? I’m fed up with everything about this movie only being rumors…


Malick! Malick! Malick! — That’s my contribution. :) Entitle it whatever the heck you guys want to. I’ll be there.


indie films often have a difficult time finding distribution. these are all just business decisions and sometimes the hang-ups are never really divulged. releasing two Malick films in one year may not be a sound business decision profit-wise. i would love to see them both in that time-frame but i doubt that’ll be the case here.


Okay but can they both be released the same year then? Some people talk about Weightless selected for Cannes competition, but Knight of Cups doesn’t even have a release date yet…


C, i think they filmed the two films back to back as a cost effective way to keep the crew together throughout the shoot as well as during post.


Why did Malick filmed Knight of Cups and this film back to back? When will they be released? I hope Weightless isn’t put in the fridge for one year or more…

Jim Le

Hoping this is gonna be great.

joshua braden

Oh i thought this was going to be about him actually making a good film for once in his life


Not surprised he showed. Google any Terrence Malick article on the web and he’ll be there, pushing his glasses going, "ACTUAALLY…." (and or going, "that’s old new, i talked about that myself back in…"


Paul Maher JR, another news that you probably already knew from your source: Gosling Bale Blanchett are confirmed to be in it. from @gonewithmovies twitter


There’s something very funny about the guy you’re all talking about showing up in the comments section here, after you’ve all just been talking about how he goes all over the web and comments on any Malick-related article.

Paul Maher Jr.

IM, my source told me it was completed, along with the title. However, it has been completed for a while now, as suggested at postperspective dot com slash color-terrence-malicks-knight-cups/ You can not "put much stock into it" if you wish, but it won’t make my bit of news any less true. Best wishes, Paul

Ron Moore

Rooney Mara looks absolutely ridiculous holding that guitar. This cannot be real. Ugh.


Is it still the official title now that it has disappeared from J. Dougherty resume?? Playlist is right maybe it was just a working title?


Mr.T, "They" is not just Paul Maher but a team he leads


They’ve changed the document back to ‘Untitled Terrance Malick Project’, didn’t take long


Fred, how did he scare off the producers? I don’t think after that i will buy his book…


yeah, Paul Maher is a total loon.


oh damn, wasn’t aware he was a bit of a loon. has anyone here read his book on malick? judging by its quality, i may be a little more forgiving for his so-called eccentric behavior.


Mr. T, that dude likes no one because thinks he owns Malick. Do a quick scan of Malick-related articles around hte web and you’ll see PMJR there, trumpeting something he already wrote or already once said to the point of it.. it’s frightening.

He even scared off his producers. His interviews are with like coffee errand boys and boom people. Don’t put too much stock into it.


"they" is just one person, IM. paul maher runs the site and he’s written a book or two on malick that may be worth looking up. he has his inside sources. funny thing, he really dislikes these indiewire and playlist sites due to previous blogs not giving him credit for breaking malick-related news. i guess these sites learned their lesson b/c kevin and co. give him due credit for this one.


How do they know it’s finished though?

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