Knight of Cups, Terrence Malick’s next sojourn into the questions of life, stops by the temptation and excess of Hollywood celebrity.
The film stars Christian Bale as Rick, a man navigating the temptations of Hollywood with a stellar ensemble cast of actors, including Cate Blanchett, Natalie Portman, Antonio Banderas, Freida Pinto, Wes Bentley, Isabel Lucas, Teresa Palmer, Imogen Poots, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Brian Dennehy, and Ben Kingsley. Take a look at the trailer, which is as Malick as Malick can get.
According to Deadline, the trailer came with an allegorical synopsis: “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?” Knight of Cups is set to have its world premiere at the Berlin Film Festival in February.