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‘To The Wonder’ Trailer: Yeah, That’s Ben Affleck in a Terrence Malick Film

To The Wonder
Magnolia

Terrence Malick‘s latest film ‘To The Wonder‘ may have gotten a boost from this year’s Oscars, as the film stars Ben Affleck, who just won best picture for ‘Argo.’ Will that get more people in the theaters this spring when the film opens? It seems unlikely, but we can’t wait, regardless. Now there’s a new trailer for the film.

So much has changed in the fifteen years since Terrence Malick emerged from semi-retirement to direct ‘The Thin Red Line.’ His films were treated with reverence and respect, but the studios have no interest in his work any more, it seems. But that hasn’t stopped Malick, who currently has three additional  projects in the works.

Ultimately theater goers palettes have changed a lot since Malick started working in the 1970′s, and his films, which are easily labeled pretentious, are not in vogue when movies like ‘Midnight in Paris’ and (500) Days of Summer’ are considered art house films (no knock against them). Which may explain why Magnolia, and not a major studio, picked up this film.

Here’s the film’s synopsis:

TO THE WONDER tells the story of Marina (Olga Kurylenko) and Neil (Affleck), who meet in France and move to Oklahoma to start a life together, where problems soon arise. While Marina makes the acquaintance of a priest and fellow exile (Javier Bardem), who is struggling with his vocation, Neil renews a relationship with a childhood sweetheart, Jane (Rachel McAdams). Bold and lyrical, the film is a moving, gorgeously shot exploration of love in its many forms.

And here’s that trailer. ‘To The Wonder’ opens in theaters April 12.

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