Merry Christmas! While we thought we might have to wait until next year to get our first serving of Terrence Malick‘s “Knight Of Cups” after it was announced as part of the Berlin Film Festival earlier today, the holidays have come early with a brand new trailer. So turn off your phone for a couple of minutes and check it out.
Yes, visually, this is the Malick we’ve seen across his last two pictures, with lots of beautiful people looking into the middle horizon. But here, the director launches his lead Christian Bale into an urban, contemporary environment, a milieu the filmmaker doesn’t venture into very often, and the result is something that feels both fresh and familiar. Of course, there’s not much plot, but it does seem that Bale is living up to the role of a man surrounded by “temptations, celebrity, and excess” (so goes the logline) with Cate Blanchett (who looks like she’s giving a helluva turn), Natalie Portman, and Imogen Poots among the women in his life. And you’ll also hear the voice of Antonio Banderas as well.
No release date yet. Watch below and then watch again. [Deadline]