Academy Award-winner Rachel Weisz (The Constant Gardener) has been edited out of visionary director Terrence Malick’s new film, To the Wonder.
Weisz says, “ . . . I had the experience of working with him but I will not have the pleasure of seeing my work.”
Weisz is not alone, however, in being cut out of Terry’s work. Adrien Brody (The Pianist) was also left on the cutting room floor of The Thin Red Line, when Malick, for the final cut, decided to change the crux of the whole story, leaving Brody (who was the central character) out of the picture, and deciding to focus on other character arcs.
The actress does not seem upset however. She says, “I was so focused and professional, I gave everything to it . . .” Christopher Plummer, however, was well known for his row with Malick over the shooting of The New World. He said that the director gets “lost” in the images and doesn’t focus on the story. Plummer also said that he “needs a writer” in a group interview including Colin Farrell, star of the picture. Farrell expressed similar sentiments.
To the Wonder has premiered at the Venice Film Festival this month, and will be showing at the Toronto International Film Festival. An American release has not been finalized yet.
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