I know, I know, I’m late to this party.
But I’m not really. I reported on Terrence Malick’s Tree of Life project ages ago, and was quickly corrected and informed that I was merely perpetuating rumors about a project that was abandoned long ago.
Forgive me if I’m a little gun-shy on this: But now, news sources all over the place are reporting that Heath Ledger and Sean Penn are “in talks” to star in this mysterious endeavor, with Malick at the helm. I’m sure that many will start speculating about the resemblance between this story and Aronofsky’s The Fountain, but I trust Malick.
So, I’ll accept that as “permission to proceed” with news about the project.
And for those who chopped me off at the knees for bringing this up before, I will play you one of my favorite clips of Jeff Bridges in The Fisher King: “Forgiiiiiiiiiiiiiive me!“