Malick’s “Tree” To Blossom Next Year

Writer-director Terrence Malick’s long-awaited 50s period family grieving drama “The Tree of Life” will not be released by year’s end according to Thompson on Hollywood.

Sean Penn and Brad Pitt star in the tale of a Midwestern boy’s journey from the innocence of childhood to his disillusioned adult years as a “lost soul in the modern world”, and into his quest to regain meaning in life.

Apparition had tentatively scheduled a December 25th release but distribution head Bob Berney says a year-end opening was “wishful. it’s definitely not going to come out this year”. The reason? “it won’t be finished in time”. The film is now looking likely to make its debut at Cannes in May.