Bale & Malick Are About to Get Weird(er)

by Alanna Bennett

On the surface, the first trailer for Terrence Malick's Knight Of Cups — starring Christian Bale — looks like another introspective look at what it means to be a major movie actor in Hollywood. It's got Bale's character rolling around at lavish parties with women and walking movie sets. Then it gets to more emotional stuff, featuring Cate Blanchett and Natalie Portman as women he alternately fights with and canoodles with on beaches.

But remember: This is a Terrence Malick movie. Terrence Malick movies get kooky. Take for example, that this is essentially all we know about the film's plot:

Once there was a young prince whose father, the king of the East, sent him down into Egypt to find a pearl. But when the prince arrived, the people poured him a cup. Drinking it, he forgot he was the son of a king, forgot about the pearl and fell into a deep sleep. Rick’s father used to read this story to him as a boy. The road to the East stretches out before him. Will he set forth?

What. Does. That. Even. Meaaaaan?

Now that you've been sufficiently and thoroughly confused, you can watch the trailer below. Hey, at least Christian Bale doesn't look like he starved himself for this one?

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