The Tree of Life director Terrence Malick is back with Knight of Cups which will be premiered at the 65th Berlin Film Festival in February 2015. The production company FilmNation Entertainment has recently released its first trailer which can be watched below.
Starring Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett and Natalie Portman the film somehow talks about celebrity life, the inordinateness and search of happiness. The plot line is yet to be revealed; looking at the trailer we can only guess that Bale is playing a guy who has lost himself in the world of glitz and glamour and probably doing some kind of soul searching.
As far as the title of the film is concerned, Knight of Cups is probably inspired from the tarot card of the same name while implying some spiritual/philosophical meaning of life. Christian Bale (currently watch him in Exodus: Gods and Kings) plays the lead character Rick who ends up questioning his life after encountering the emptiness in the glamorous Hollywood life.
Here is what the synopsis of Malick’s Knight of Cups reads like:
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?
Watch the trailer of Knight of Cups
Written & Directed by: Terrence Malick
Cast: Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Natalie Portman, Brian Dennehy, Antonio Banderas, Freida Pinto, Wes Bentley, Isabel Lucas, Teresa Palmer, Imogen Poots, Armin Mueller-Stahl and the voice of Ben Kingsley