Watch Christian Bale in the new 'Knight of Cups' trailer
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.