New ‘Knight of Cups’ Trailer Has Christian Bale Lost in Excess

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Broad Green Pictures has dropped a new trailer for Knight of Cups, the latest film from director Terrence Malick (Days of Heaven, The Thin Red Line, The Tree of Life).

His latest film, boasting a cast that includes Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Natalie Portman, Antonio Banderas, Jason Clarke, and Ben Kingsley, among many others, tells the story of an L.A. screenwriter trying to make sense of his journey while addicted to success and despairing at the emptiness of his life.

Up until 2011’s The Tree of Life, Malick had only given us four feature films since his debut with Badlands in 1973. Including The Tree of Life, we’ve had three films from the director in the past four years, and there’s a documentary and another star-studded feature currently in their post-production stages. This sudden surge in projects is certainly a good thing from the likes of Malick, although To the Wonder and now Knight of Cups haven’t quite seen the acclaim bestowed upon many of the director’s earlier films. Reviews have called Knight of Cups a little too artistic and perplexing for its own good, although we’re sure Malick aficionados will embrace his latest musings.

Knight of Cups is currently in the midst of a very limited release in Australia and will be opening in the U.S. on March 4, 2016.

Synopsis for Knight of Cups:

KNIGHT OF CUPS follows Rick, an uninspired screenwriter living on the event horizon of all the vice, and some of the virtues, Los Angeles has to offer. He is a slave to the Hollywood system; addicted to success but simultaneously despairing at the emptiness of his life.

With the death of his brother Billy hanging over him like a shadow and his surviving brother down on his luck, Rick seeks distraction in the company of women. Women seem to know him better than he know himself, bringing him closer to the heart of things, closer to understanding his place. And while the parties, the dalliances, and the career remain unfulfilling – each woman, each man he’s met through the course of his life has served him in some way as a guide, a messenger. This visceral journey through one man’s City of Angels has just begun.

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