New Romance From Terrence Malick

All-star cast announced

You wait years for a new Terrence Malick film and then two come along at once. The notoriously meticulous filmmaker was, last we heard, toiling away on Tree of Life: his song of innocence and experience starring Brad Pitt and Sean Penn.

But Deadline Hollywood's Nikki Fink is reporting that Malick is already prepping another project, which he's written and will direct. According to Nikki, it's an as-yet untitled love story, with Christian Bale, Javier Bardem, Rachel McAdams and Olga Kurylenko already attached to star.

No more details are forthcoming, which isn't unusual from Malick: we still don't really know much about Tree of Life. We do know, however, that Nicolas Gonda, Sarah Green and Bill Pohlad, all of whom were involved behind the scenes with Tree of LIfe and its predecessor The New World (which also starred Bale), will be producing, and that the plan is to shop the project around the European Film Market in Berlin.

Shooting, we're told, will begin in the autumn.