Penn and Ledger in Malick’s Tree of Life?

Two years ago, Colin Farrell was rumoured to be in the running for the lead role in Terrence Malick‘s Tree of Life. One year ago, Mel Gibson was rumoured to be in the running. But now, according to the Hollywood Reporter, Heath Ledger and Sean Penn are “in talks” for the film — which could start shooting as early as March. No story details have been made available yet — not officially — but the Reporter describes the film as a “complex drama”. Fans of the Edenic elements in The New World (2005) and Malick’s other films will no doubt go nuts wondering what this one’s all about.

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