TEXAS – Terrence Malick is a film director who likes to keep his cards close to his chest but with a spate of new projects following on from the festival bow at Toronto and Venice, Ben Affleck and Olga Kurylenko dance movie To the Wonder, new news is coming in thick and fast. Latest tba is the full cast for his latest project, Knight of Cups.
Plot details are thin though we do know it is set in contemporary America, has to do with the film world, and stars Christian Bale, Natalie Portman, Frida Pinto, Ryan O’Neal, Ryan Gosling, Private Ryan, Antonio Banderas, Joel Kinnerman, Cate Blanchett, Wes Bentley, Wes Anderson, Teresa Palmer, Laura Palmer, Imogen Poots (that might be a made up name), Michael Wincott, Michael Fassbender, Michael Sheen, Charlie Sheen, Barry Sheen, Mr Clean, Steve McQueen, Helen Mirren who played The Queen, and Freddie Mercury from Queen. Also starring in smaller roles: Sean Penn, Adrien Brody, Robert deNiro, Robert Redford, Robert Shaw, Christopher Walken, Christophe Waltz, Christophe Lambert, China Crisis, the cast of Krull, the isle of Mull, Jessica Chastain, Al Pacino, C. Thomas Howell, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Dustin Hoffman, Martin Freeman, Martin Scorsese, Steve Martin, Martin Sheen, Martin Short and Martin Lawrence.
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Nicholas Cage, despite lobbying for a role, was turned down because ‘that would be excessive’. Of the cast, only Natalie Portman and Christian Bale will appear in the finished film, the rest have been given roles that will be cut out because Terry is, according to one source, ‘an avid autograph hunter’.