Fox Searchlight will be releasing Terrence Malick’s genre-defining new film, The Tree of Life, on May 27, 2011. The film stars Brad Pitt and Sean Penn in electrifying roles as father and son stretched across emotional–and generational–boundaires.
Here is a synopsis of the film:
From the acclaimed director of such classic films as BADLANDS, THE THIN RED LINE and DAYS OF HEAVEN, THE TREE OF LIFE is the impressionistic story of a Midwestern family in the 1950’s chronicling the journey of the eldest son, Jack (played as an adult by Sean Penn), through the innocence of childhood to his disillusioned adult years – trying to reconcile the complicated relationship with his father (Brad Pitt). Jack finds himself a lost soul in the modern world, seeking answers to the origins and meaning of life while questioning the existence of faith. Written and directed by Terrence Malick, THE TREE OF LIFE stars Brad Pitt, Sean Penn and Jessica Chastain. The film was produced by Bill Pohlad (River Road Entertainment), Sarah Green, Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, and Grant Hill.
Terrence Malick’s films are so amazingly shot and crafted that going to see them on the big screen is a must in my opinion. Luckily, I was able to see The Thin Red Line in theaters and was in awe at the beautiful cinematography. This film not only will have Malick’s signature style but also star Brad Pitt and Sean Penn. Count me in!
Will The Tree of Life be a movie you see in theaters?