I’ve only ever seen one Terrence Malick movie in my life, 1998’s “The Thin Red Line”, and I found it to be an incredible cinematic experience, one of those three-hour adventures that, by film’s end, seemed more like one hour, and you just wish there was more to be had. Not because it was lacking, but because it ended so soon. Malick’s latest is “Tree of Life”, which has nabbed a star in Brad Pitt.
According to Variety, Pitt will be replacing the lead role recently vacated by Heath Ledger, which is a bit of irony, since Pitt recently vacated his leading role in “State of Play” and was replaced by Russell Crowe. Pitt joins a cast that already includes Sean Penn.
Terrence Malick will write and direct “Tree of Life”, which is apparently a movie about the fountain of youth. I think. But it’s a Terrence Malick movie, so whatever it starts out as being about, it’ll probably end up being about something completely different. The guy’s just trippy that way.