As if it didn't already have enough star power to demand the attention of critics and filmgoers alike, The Wrap reports that Terrence Malick's next movie - an untitled romance film described as a "powerful and moving love story" - has cast Ben Affleck and Rachel Weisz today.
The pair of Academy Award winners join Christian Bale, Rachel McAdams, Javier Bardem and Olga Kurylenko in the film that is schedule to shoot in Oklahoma this October. The source claims that Affleck may in fact be replacing Bale, but as his publicists have yet to even confirm his involvement I'm going to assume that he'll be adding to the stellar roster rather than replacing one of the original players.
Since it was first announced at the Berlin Film Festival, I've been interested to know more about the mysterious romantic drama. It is not unlike Malick to keep details about his work guarded from the public - the filmmaker is one of the most enigmatic to ever work in or outside of Hollywood - but given the star-studded cast and the unknown state of his current project - the family drama Tree of Life - I figured that more information would've been revealed by now. Perhaps this new development will drum up enough interest in the movie that producer Bill Pohlad will be forced to divulge some details about it.
Source: The Wrap