When Terrence Malick makes a new film, arthouse Cinephiles sit up and take notice. Simply because the guy so few of them. Admittedly, his output hasn’t been all that great recently. Could that also have something to do with the fact that he’s been making films with more regularity in the last decade? Who knows.
But his next one could be a return to form, if early word is any indication. But don’t look for “Weightless” to be released in cinemas. Because the film just received a title change, and is now called “Song To Song”. Appropriate, since it is set in the world of rock n’ roll, and revolves around the lives of musicians in Austin, Texas.
The film stars Ryan Gosling, Michael Fassbender, and Rooney Mara, with special appearances from music acts like the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Lykke Li, Florence and the Machine, and Patti Smith. Apparently, there will also be cameos by Natalie Portman, Cate Blanchett, Val Kilmer and Benicio Del Toro. That’s one heck of a line-up.
We also have our very first look at the principle cast (via Indiewire), looking cool. It’s great to see Fassbender and Gosling in a movie together, as it strikes me as an interesting mix.
Here’s the premise (via Indiewire): “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.”
“Song To Song” premieres 17th March in the US. No word on a local release, though Malick’s films rarely make it here.