Terrence Malick, the brilliant director behind the one-of-a-kind masterpieces BADLANDS, DAYS OF HEAVEN, THE THIN RED LINE, and THE NEW WORLD, is set to begin work on his next directorial effort.
Per The Hollywood Reporter:
"Heath Ledger and Sean Penn are in talks to star in "Tree of Life," with River Road Entertainment ("Brokeback Mountain," "Into the Wild") finally bringing writer-director Terrence Malick's long-gestating drama to life. Ledger would take the lead opposite an actress to be determined, with Penn in a supporting role. Malick also is in talks, with principal photography set to begin in March. River Road founder Bill Pohlad will produce with Sarah Green, Malick's producer on his last feature "The New World." The film's plot has been closely guarded, but is described by an insider as a complex drama."
This makes me so excited. ANY potential project from Malick is reason to jump for joy. I will be following this project closely.