Director Terrence Malick is famous for the slow rate in which he puts out films, but now he's working at a comparatively rapid-fire pace with the release of Tree of Life last year, and another film, starring Ben Affleck and Rachel McAdams, this year. Up until now, not much has been known about this film besides the fact that it was set to be a romance, but now The Film Stage has broken the news that the movie has finally been given a title: To the Wonder.
The movie is apparently going to be very sexual in nature as the site is also reporting that it was slapped with an R rating for "some sexuality/nudity." Malick has put out R-rated movies before, but this is the first time that it will because of any sort of sexual content. Usually, he's much happier just exploring the ideas of war, the birth of the universe, and dinosaurs.
Malick is also set to release Lawless in the near future, starring Ryan Gosling, Christian Bale, Rooney Mara, and Natalie Portman. The fact that we might wind up with three new Malick movies in the span of five years is simply astounding and nearly unimaginable. This is a man that at one point went 20 years without directing a new film.
To the Wonder also stars Olga Kurylenko, Javier Bardem, Rachel Weisz, Barry Pepper, Michael Sheen, Amanda Peet and Jessica Chastain. Check out the official synopsis below:
“[I]t concerns a philanderer (Ben Affleck) who, feeling at loose ends, travels to Paris, where he enters a hot-and-heavy affair with a European woman (Olga Kurylenko). Said Lothario returns home to Oklahoma, where he marries the European woman (in part for visa reasons). When the relationship founders, he rekindles a romance with a hometown girl (Rachel McAdams) with whom he’s had a long history.”
[via The Film Stage]