As SXSW 2017 inches closer and closer, the marketing team behind Terrence Malick’s forthcoming romance/music drama, Song to Song, is beginning to drum up excitement ahead of the film’s theatrical bow late next month.
And so, on the heels of last week’s first-look trailer, a batch of all-new pics have surfaced online that highlight Malick’s enviable cast: Ryan Gosling, Michael Fassbender, Natalie Portman and The Discovery‘s Rooney Mara. Set in Austin’s thriving music scene, Song to Song divides that starry ensemble into two couples – Mara and Gosling; Fassbender and Portman – before unraveling their respective highs and lows as they reach for fame and fortune. Malick’s edgy new creative venture is said to be “very much ingrained in the zeitgeist,” so that all but rules out a La La Land-esque arc of love, dreams and the often gut-wrenching grey area in between.
Speaking of tapping into pop culture, Song to Song will also feature a raft of music from known artists, as Iggy Pop, Johnny Rotten, Patti Smith, Lykke Li, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Big Freedia, Diplo, Alan Palomo of Neon Indian, Spank Rock, Dana Falconberry, Black Joe Lewis and the Honey Bears and The Black Lips will all feature at some point throughout the course of Malick’s Austin love letter.
Song to Song will debut via select theaters on March 17th. Looking further afield, the director is also beginning to make serious headway on Radegund, a WWII drama set to chronicle the death-defying true story of conscientious objector Franz Jägerstätter. Below, you’ll find that aforementioned first trailer showcasing Gosling, Fassbender, Portman and Mara in action.
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.