Is Ben Affleck Going To Star In Terrence Malick's Next Film?
Terrence Malick isn't even finished the film he's working on now, but talk of his next project is already buzzing.
Way back in February it was reported that the director was going to shoot a film this fall, right after "The Tree Of Life" was in the can. As usual, details on the film were non-existent but it was said that Christian Bale (who had a role in Malick's 2005 film, "The New World") , Javier Bardem, Rachel McAdams, and Olga Kurylenko were all on board for the untitled romantic drama. Well, with "The Tree Of Life" now in the midst of Malick's typically long post-production and editing process, the director's next film is looking less and less likely to shoot this fall.
But don't let that stop the rumors from flying. Tulsa World (via AICN) is reporting that Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner were recently spotted in Malick's hometown of Bartlesville, with Affleck apparently telling an employee of Broken Arrow’s Bass Pro Shop that he was buying fishing equipment because he was filming a movie in town where he would be playing a fisherman. One rumor said that Affleck was also given a tour of the Hughes Ranch which McAdams was shown back in 2009, but owner John Hughes denies that claim saying, “I sure haven’t seen any stars, but I sure have had the calls. This gal called, and she said, ‘Sir, I’m a single mom, and I need work as an extra on that movie they’re making out there.’ I had to disappoint her.”
Local officials say that other than the currently shooting “Bringing Up Bobby,” a Famke Janssen-directed drama starring Milla Jovovich and Bill Pullman, there are no plans as far as they know for a film to be shot in the region (or even the state) with Jill Simpson, the head of Oklahoma’s Film & Music Office adding, “After ['Bringing Up Bobby'], we won’t have anything filming in the state. Hopefully we will have one start in the fall.”
So what does this all mean? Well, all we know for sure is that Affleck and Garner were in Bartelsville, and no offense to the city's residents, we doubt it was just to hang out and view the Frank Lloyd Wright designed Price Tower. But file it under rumor and speculation for now, but the pairing of Affleck and Malick is certainly an intriguing proposition.http://theplaylist.blogspot.com/2010/08/is-ben-affleck-going-to-star-in.html