“Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice” and “Captain America: Civil War” may be the big spectacles of the spring, but Terrence Malick’s “Knight Of Cups” is sort of an arthouse parallel to those films, bringing its own massive star power to the movie about one man’s searching for meaning in the glitz and glamour of Hollywood.
Starring/featuring Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Natalie Portman, Brian Dennehy, Antonio Banderas, Wes Bentley, Isabel Lucas, Teresa Palmer, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Freida Pinto, Cherry Jones, Joe Manganiello, Haley Bennett, Imogen Poots, Ryan O’Neal, Joel Kinnaman, Jason Clarke, Shea Whigham, Jocelin Donahue, Sergey Bodrov, Nick Offerman and Ben Kingsley, this movie will have more celebrity drive-bys than “Zoolander 2.” Here’s the synopsis:
Knight of Cups follows Rick (Christian Bale), an uninspired screenwriter living on the event horizon of all the vice, and some of the virtues Los Angeles has to offer. He is a slave to the Hollywood system; addicted to success but simultaneously despairing at the emptiness of his life. With the death of his brother Billy hanging over him, and his surviving, down-on-his-luck brother, Rick seeks distraction in the company of women. Women seem to know him better than he knows himself, bringing him closer to the heart of things, closer to understanding his place. And while the parties, the dalliances, and the career remain unfulfilling — each woman, each man he’s met through the course of his life has served him in some way as a guide, a messenger. This visceral journey through one man’s City of Angels has just begun.
“Knight Of Cups” opens on March 4th. Check out three clips below (including one via Bustle) along with a brief promo teaser.