Brad Pitt Climbs Tree of Life

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  1. Hunter Rider Ronin

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    Source: Variety
    December 19, 2007


    Brad Pitt is in talks to star in Tree of Life, a drama Terrence Malick wrote and will direct.

    River Road is financing, and Bill Pohlad is producing with Sarah Green (The New World) and Grant Hill.

    Pitt, who recently ankled the Universal Pictures drama State of Play, would replace Heath Ledger, who was scheduled to star with Sean Penn in the Malick-directed drama, which begins production in the spring.

    Though Penn is booked to play the title character in the Gus Van Sant-directed Harvey Milk, he's still expected to play a supporting role in Tree of Life.

    http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=40323
     
  2. Castlewood Registered

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    Perhaps this is Pitt's way of making "The Fountain" after the complications with Darren Aronofsky? .... since that movie is about the same thing.

    Sorry, but this movie won't be better than "The Fountain."
     
  3. YsoSerious Registered

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    I hope he falls out of it1
     
  4. tzarinna Mamochka

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    I'd see it for Sean Penn.
     
  5. Rez Registered

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    This movie should be amazing, Malick is a god, but yeah- Brad Pitt would be distracting for me, seeing as how he ditched The Fountain.

    Even though I love Malick and Pitt, I agree, I don't see how this can top the Fountain. We'll undoubtably get a long, engrossing, beautiful film- but even a Malick film doesn't contain the beauty, emotion, and most of all pace found in The Fountain.
     
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    I'm burnt out on Brad Pitt right now. He and his mistress need to fade away and stop adopting 3 kids a month for a while if they want to salvage a career.
     
  7. Castlewood Registered

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    This is my problem with Hollywood actors now... Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise, George Clooney, Angelina Jolie.... They are so bombarded with press and media coverage, it's literally IMPOSSIBLE to look at them in a movie and forget that they're actors playing roles. It's just Brad, Tom, George, Angelina slapped into movies, instead of watching characters in a story. At this point, I'm avoiding all movies that have those people in them.

    Now, if we wanna talk about real talent, actors who are not bombarded with Hollywood bull****, look at Hugh Jackman, Leonardo DiCaprio, Christian Bale, Heath Ledger.... Those are keepers, in my opinion. Real class acts who are NOT hollywood.
     
  8. Hunter Rider Ronin

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    It's never been an issue for me, I don't read any of the tabloidy stuff so they are all just movie stars to me.
     
  9. shapeshifter Registered

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    Hollywood has the unique ability to ruin people before they know what has happened.
    It just turns them into products the minute they show a bit of likability or talent.
    Or in Paris Hilton's case the mutant ability to turn bad dancing, bellow average looks and *****y attitude into piles of money.
     
  10. Dark Donnie Kenny Powers is Back!

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    Appears to be a period piece:

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    First official pic

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  12. bullets bang bang

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    Terrence Malik needs to finish that other movie The Thin red line. It's missing at least a half hour.
     
  13. Dark Donnie Kenny Powers is Back!

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  14. tzarinna Mamochka

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    Brad looks a lot like my uncle Vincent with that hair cut.

    *I can't help but think of "The Fountain" but this sounds really deep, and I'm getting good vibes that this will be very good.
     
  15. Hunter Rider Ronin

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    http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=53361

    Malick's Tree of Life to Have Dinosaurs?
    Source: Hollywood Elsewhere
    March 2, 2009


    Hollywood Elsewhere has posted an interesting quote from VFX artist Mike Fink in Empire magazine talking about working on Terrence Malick's upcoming The Tree of Life, starring Brad Pitt and Sean Penn:

    "We're just starting work on a project for Terrence Malick, animating dinosaurs, the film is The Tree of Life, starring Brad Pitt and Sean Penn. It'll be showing in IMAX -- so the dinosaurs will actually be life size -- and the shots of the creatures will be long and lingering."

    Now this is the synopsis for the film:

    Our picture is a cosmic epic, a hymn to life.

    We trace the evolution of an eleven-year-old boy in the Midwest, Jack, one of three brothers. At first all seems marvelous to the child. He sees as his mother does, with the eyes of his soul. She represents the way of love and mercy, where the father tries to teach his son the world's way, of putting oneself first. Each parent contends for his allegiance, and Jack must reconcile their claims. The picture darkens as he has his first glimpses of sickness, suffering and death. The world, once a thing of glory, becomes a labyrinth.

    Framing this story is that of adult Jack, a lost soul in a modern world, seeking to discover amid the changing scenes of time that which does not change: the eternal scheme of which we are a part. When he sees all that has gone into our world's preparation, each thing appears a miracle — precious, incomparable. Jack, with his new understanding, is able to forgive his father and take his first steps on the path of life.

    The story ends in hope, acknowledging the beauty and joy in all things, in the everyday and above all in the family -- our first school -- the only place that most of us learn the truth about the world and ourselves, or discover life's single most important lesson, of unselfish love.


    Summit Entertainment has not set a release date for the film yet.
     
  16. Dark Donnie Kenny Powers is Back!

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    Wasn't expecting Dinosaurs in a Malick film :eek:
     
  17. tzarinna Mamochka

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    I hope it plays at an Imax near me.
     
  18. Octoberist point blank

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    what is this movie all about? Dinos?
     
  19. Space Moose Not Wearing Converse

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    The orginal cut was around 6 hours.
     
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    Malick is one of my favorite directors and I've always liked Brad Pitt, hollywood gloss, mediocre films and all. Can't wait.
     
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    Woah, this thread started back in '07, has this movie even come out yet?
     
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    No it hasn't yet, I've been waiting and waiting. Crossing my fingers that it's worth it.
     
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    http://www.vanityfair.com/online/os...rumbull-to-work-on-terrence-malick-movie.html

    I'm hoping that studios will show the IMAX cut worldwide.
     

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