It may have first entered production all the way back in 2011, but thanks to directing duties on both To The Wonder and, more recently, the Christian Bale-led Knight of Cups, Weightless fell far down the pecking order for esteemed filmmaker Terrence Malick.
It’s finally starting to display signs of life, however, with the British Board Of Film Classification (via The Playlist) posting not only the movie’s official running time – just north of 145 minutes in length – but also the ensemble cast that will be headlining Malick’s latest creative effort.
Pulling together some of the talent that also featured in existential feature Knight of Cups, the filmmaker will reteam with Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett and Natalie Portman for the musical drama, while there are also roles for Ryan Gosling, Rooney Mara, Haley Bennett, Michael Fassbender, Val Kilmer, Benicio Del Toro, Clifton Collins Jr., Angela Bettis, Bérénice Marlohe, Florence Welch and Holly Hunter.
Chronicling a series of interconnecting relationships at the Austin music scene, The Playlist goes on to suggest that Weightless could make its bow as early as next month (June 24) to align with the Glastonbury festival descending on the United Kingdom. Alas, it looks more likely that Terrence Malick will hold fire until the upcoming festival circuit where his long-gestating musical drama will make more of an impact on critics.
Elsewhere on the director’s bustling slate, ambitious space documentary Voyage of Time recently nailed down an October release.