FilmNation Entertainment today announced that they’ll be handling international sales and distribution on Terrence Malick’s next two films, which are currently in pre-production and will shoot back-to-back in 2012.
No plot details for either film have been revealed, but The Tree of Life director has put together two impressive casts. The first film, Lawless, will star Ryan Gosling as the lead character, with Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, and Haley Bennett in supporting roles.
In the second film, Knight of Cups, Bale will take the lead, with Cate Blanchett and Isabel Lucas (Immortals) supporting. The Playlist says both are being described as “separate narratives” so it’s unlikely they’ll have a connection story-wise.
While the filmmakers are keeping quiet, Christian Bale and Terrence Malick were spotted shooting something at the Austin City Limits Music Festival in September so one film (likely Knight of Cups) may be music-related.