Terrence Malick's follow-up to Knight of Cups has been being developed for quite a while (truth be told, it was shot path in 2011) yet we've at long last got a thought of what's in store graciousness of this unimaginable first trailer.
Beforehand titled Weightless, Song to Song fixates on two converging love triangles backdropped by Austin's beautiful music scene. Lensed by Emmanuel Lubezki (The Revenant, Gravity), it looks, as you would expect, totally beautiful – an inebriating twirl of pixie lights, smoke flares and rock ‘n’ roll overabundance.
The film stars Rooney Mara, Ryan Gosling, Michael Fassbender, Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Natalie Portman, Val Kilmer, Haley Bennett and Holly Hunter (gracious, and pay special mind to a fast look at Iggy Pop). It's set to get its reality debut one month from now at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, TX. Here's the official rundown:
"In this modern love story set against the Austin, Texas music scene, two entangled couples – struggling songwriters Faye (Rooney Mara) and BV (Ryan Gosling), and music mogul Cook (Michael Fassbender) and the waitress whom he ensnares (Natalie Portman) – chase success through a rock ‘n’ roll landscape of seduction and betrayal."
Soundtracked by Del Shannon's "Runaway," the trailer sets up the film's plot – despite the fact that "plot" is a free develop in Malick's current movies – as Ryan Gosling and Rooney Mara depict a couple of indie rockers that fall in love in the Texas capital. Entangling matters is Michael Fassbender's smooth-talking music magnate and a server played by Natalie Portman, with adoration triangles creating between the characters.
"We thought we could just roll and tumble. Live from song to song, kiss to kiss," Mara's character says in voiceover.
Following its SXSW debut on March 10th, Song to Song pervades into New York and Los Angeles theaters on March 17th.