New reports today are saying Isabel has been cast in another movie, and this is another BIG one! Terrence Malick is a heavy-weight and very credible director and the same can be said for her co-stars. This is a really big land for Isabel, so a massive congrats to her! I’m really excited to hear more about this project … and to see what else Izzy has lined up.
Bale, Blanchett to star in two Terrence Malick pics
Christian Bale and Cate Blanchett are both set to star in two upcoming Terrence Malick films, both of which will be launched to buyers through Glen Basner’s FilmNation at the American Film Market this week.
”Lawless,” will topline Ryan Gosling, Bale, Blanchett, Rooney Mara (”The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”) and Haley Bennett (”Marley and Me”).
Malick’s second pic, ”Knight of Cups,” will star Bale, Blanchett and Isabel Lucas (”Immortals,” ”Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen”).
Both pics are currently in pre-production and will shoot back-to-back in 2012. Details of the two plots are being kept under wraps but both titles will be separate narratives.
Sarah Green and Nicolas Gonda will produce both pics. Both Gonda and Green produced a slew of Malick’s recent titles including ”The Tree of Life,” ”The New World” and the upcoming as-yet-untitled love story project from Malick toplining Ben Affleck, Rachel Adams, Javier Bardem and Rachel Weisz, for which FilmNation is also handling international sales.
Pic is currently in post and has already sold to a number of territories including Studiocanal in Blighty and Germany, Roadshow Films in Australia and New Zealand, VVS Films in Canada, Vertigo Films in Spain and Metropolitan Film in Gaul.
The announcement marks a continued relationship between FilmNation and Malick. Basner remarked that ”FilmNation couldn’t be happier to continue to act as Terrence’s international sales agency.”
Malick’s latest duo of pics will be repped domestically by CAA.
FilmNation is also handling international sales on Sean Penn’s ”The Comedian,” toplining Robert De Niro and Kristen Wiig and Jeff Nichols’ ”Mud” starring Matthew McConaughey and Reese Witherspoon.
Additionally, it is shopping Christian Bale starrer ”The Flowers of War,” a $90 million Chinese epic helmed by Zhang Yimou. Footage was unveiled to buyers in Toronto in September.
In Cannes earlier this year, FilmNation announced that it was fully financing its first pic, an untitled thriller from Paranormal Activity creator Oren Peli.