Along with the news of “The Tree of Life” trailer hitting this Friday, details on Terrence Malick’s recently wrapped next project, rumoured to be titled “The Burial”, have emerged over at The Wrap.
Shooting recently finished on the romantic drama starring Ben Affleck, Rachel McAdams, Rachel Weisz, Olga Kurylenko, Javier Bardem and Barry Pepper. Through a source’s call sheets, the site has cobbled together an extensive and spoiler-filled synopsis which can be read here in full.
They’ve also provided a short and spoiler-free summary on the highly secretive project which you can check out below:
“Set over a period of years, the film stars Affleck as Neil, a failed writer stuck in a loveless marriage with Marina (Kurylenko), whose expiring visa put pressure on Neil to propose. Neil and Marina have a daughter (Tatiana Chilin) together, but both of them are looking outside the marriage.
Neil is drawn to Jane (McAdams) and Marina betrays her husband by having an affair with Charlie (Charles Baker). Both Neil and Marina seek guidance from Father Quintana (Bardem), a priest frustrated by his inability to live his own life because he’s too busy advising his parishioners on theirs.
The couple’s dysfunctional relationship begins to take a toll on their daughter, who starts having problems in school.”
The film essentially sounds like the smallest and most intimate film of the legendary director’s career, but we’ll get a better impression when a trailer hits. A release date hasn’t yet been set for ‘Burial’.