Four More Head to Malick's New World
Source: The Hollywood Reporter Friday, July 2, 2004
Christian Bale (Batman Begins), David Thewlis (Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban), Noah Taylor (Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life), and Q'orianka Kilcher will star in director Terrence Malick's 17th century American epic The New World, says The Hollywood Reporter.
The New Line film, with Colin Farrell, Christopher Plummer, August Schellenberg and Wes Studi, is described as an epic adventure set amid the encounter of European and Native American cultures following the founding of the Jamestown settlement in 1607 and inspired by the legend of John Smith and Pocahontas.
Bale will play English tobacco planter John Rolfe. Thewlis is to star as Smith's rival Capt. Wingfield, Taylor is signed on as Selway, one of the initial English settlers with Kilcher set to make her feature debut as Pocahontas.
The film is scheduled for a November 2005 release.