Michael Fassbender joins Ryan Gosling and Rooney Mara in Terrence Malick's latest

Michael Fassbender and Ryan Gosling

If you’re getting confused as to what films Terrence Malick is filming and when they’re supposed to be released, don’t feel bad.  We went 20 years between DAYS OF HEAVEN and THE THIN RED LINE, but now it seems he wants to release a movie a year and film them all back to back.  So for the longest time, we thought KNIGHT OF CUPS and his untitled next film (which used to be called LAWLESS until John Hillcoat took the title) were the same movie.  But now we know that KNIGHT OF CUPS is about a man dealing with infidelity, fame and fortune and his untitled drama is about two intertwining love triangles.  But even though we have a general idea as to what they’re about, we’re still learning who all will be appearing in the films.

If the tweeted picture above is any indication, Michael Fassbender will be starring in the film as well.  He was previously unannounced, but a passerby in Austin caught him onset with Ryan Gosling and supposedly, Natalie Portman was there as well.  Let’s be honest with ourselves; a blurry, tweeted picture is not evidence, nor are tweets from random sources.  So even though I can see the picture above, I’m still hesitant to believe anything until someone “official” confirms it.  That, and we know Michael Fassbender is busy filming THE COUNSELOR for Ridley Scott (who returned to filming in early September). But if it’s true, then Michael Fassbender will be joining a cast that includes Ryan Gosling, Rooney Mara, Natalie Portman, Haley Bennett and Holly Hunter.  Remember that this is a Terrence Malick film, so all or none of these actors could make the final cut.  At this point in Malick’s career, he might just film a leaf blowing in the wind for two hours and call it a day. (Playlist)

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