Watch Cate Blanchett, Natalie Portman and Christian Bale in the trailer for 'Knight Of Cups'


Rob Moran

"A man, temptations, celebrity, excess" goes the succinct plot summary over at IMDB, which, depending on your mental SEO, should be enough to pique interest among most of us.  

Knight Of Cups, the new film from director/writer/cinematic slowcore legend Terrence Malick - his latest anticipated released following the widely divisive The Tree Of Life (Brad Pitt, Sean Penn, Jessica Chastain) and To The Wonder (Ben Affleck, Olga Kurylenko) - finds Christian Bale taking his method-y madness to the Sunset Strip, playing playboy actor 'Rick' who's reaching an existential crisis with his trashy Hollywood lifestyle and bizarre love triangle with Cate Blanchett and Natalie Portman. 

According to online reports and adhering to Malick's ouevre, the film was shot without a script, with all lines improvised by the cast.   


Filmed on location among the showbiz hangs of Hollywood, Burbank, Beverly Hills and Santa Monica, the film also stars locals Teresa Palmer, Jason Clarke and Isabel Lucas, and a motley all-star cast including Imogen Poots, Freida Pinto, Antonio Banderas, Wes Bentley, and Parks And Rec's Nick Offerman. 

The film's due to premiere at the Berlin Film Festival in February, with a wider release later next year.

Source: Deadline