Terrence Malick’s follow-up to Knight of Cups has been in development for some time now (in fact, it was shot way back in 2011) but we’ve finally got an idea of what to expect courtesy of this incredible first trailer.
Previously titled Weightless, Song to Song centres on two intersecting love triangles backdropped by Austin’s colourful music scene. Lensed by Emmanuel Lubezki (The Revenant, Gravity), it looks, as you would expect, absolutely gorgeous – an intoxicating swirl of fairy lights, smoke flares and rock ‘n’ roll excess.
The film stars Rooney Mara, Ryan Gosling, Michael Fassbender, Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Natalie Portman, Val Kilmer, Haley Bennett and Holly Hunter (oh, and look out for a quick glimpse of Iggy Pop). It’s set to receive its world premiere next month at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, TX. Here’s the official synopsis:
In this modern love story set against the Austin, Texas music scene, two entangled couples – struggling songwriters Faye (Rooney Mara) and BV (Ryan Gosling), and music mogul Cook (Michael Fassbender) and the waitress whom he ensnares (Natalie Portman) – chase success through a rock ‘n’ roll landscape of seduction and betrayal.
It looks like 2017 is going to be another busy year for Malick, with upcoming World War Two drama, titled Redegund, finally taking shape. We’ll keep you posted on both films as and when we know more.
Song to Song arrives in US theatres on 17 March. Check out the first official poster below.
Published 18 Feb 2017
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