Terrence Malick's 'To the Wonder' Lands at Magnolia Pictures

Ben Affleck, Rachel McAdams, Olga Kurylenko, and Javier Bardem star in this drama about a troubled couple.
The Wagner/Cuban Company's Magnolia Pictures announced today that they have acquired US rights to Terrence Malick's To the Wonder, which bowed at the Venice Film Festival earlier this month. Starring Ben Affleck, Olga Kurylenko, Rachel McAdams and Javier Bardem, this stunningly beautiful film reunites the acclaimed filmmaker with producers Sarah Green and Nicolas Gonda, as well as cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki who all collaborated with him on The Tree of Life and The New World. The film was executive produced by Glen Basner of FilmNation, and Jason Krigsfeld and Joseph Krigsfeld of Brothers K Productions.

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To the Wonder tells the story of Marina (Kurylenko) and Neil (Affleck), who meet in France and move to Oklahoma to start a life together, where problems soon arise. While Marina makes the acquaintance of a priest and fellow exile (Bardem), who is struggling with his vocation, Neil renews a relationship with a childhood sweetheart, Jane (McAdams). Bold and lyrical, the film is a moving, gorgeously shot exploration of love in its many forms.

"It is an honor and a dream come true to be working with v, one of our greatest living filmmakers," said Magnolia President Eamonn Bowles. "To the Wonder is a romantic, haunting and beautiful film that will be endlessly rewarding for movie lovers."

"We are excited to partner with Magnolia for the release of To the Wonder," said producers Nicolas Gonda and Sarah Green. "Magnolia has become a destination for the work of some of the world's most innovative and talented directors, and we are proud to align with this forward-thinking team."

The deal was negotiated by Magnolia SVP of Acquisitions v, with CAA on behalf of the filmmakers. Distribution legal for the filmmakers was provided by Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz. Magnolia plans a 2013 theatrical release for the film.

To the Wonder was released April 12th, 2013 and stars Ben Affleck, Olga Kurylenko, Rachel McAdams, Javier Bardem, Tatiana Chiline, Romina Mondello, Tony O'Gans, Charles Baker. The film is directed by Terrence Malick.



Sources: Magnolia Pictures

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Comments (12)

  1. skywise

    This sounds decent and I want to echo the comments below: Wow! that cast.

    2 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  2. thedude-abides

    @zanyzap More people swimming in water and low-angle tree shots! On another note, what did you think of The Master?

    2 years agoby @thedude-abidesFlag

  3. THE JOKER

    Oh my god, what a cast!

    2 years agoby @mcleve02Flag

  4. ZanyZap

    @thedude-abides@narrator I hope he spends twenty minutes filming that golden field, and from every angle! Give us more cloud shots!

    2 years agoby @zanyzapFlag

  5. SherlockHolmes2009

    Definetly about time

    2 years agoby @SherlockHolmes2009Flag

  6. the Narrator

    Absolutely, @dan1. Almsot as good as his Lawless and Knight of Cups cast which are equally stacked in talent. One thing stands true about Malick - he always draws the stars.

    2 years agoby @narratorFlag

  7. Dan

    @narrator@thedude-abides Regardless, that's an insane cast.

    2 years agoby @dan1Flag

  8. thedude-abides

    @narrator I didn't know that, but I agree. Either way, with so many films coming back-to-back, you're right; it does raise the question of quality, albeit for better or worse.

    2 years agoby @thedude-abidesFlag

  9. the Narrator

    Makes you wonder how the overall quality might be, @thedude-abides. For all we know, it might improve, eh? After all, he's famous for editing films and scripts well into post-pro and ultimately altering the original films plot or characters drastically without the screenwriters or his actors consent. Maybe having so many films back to back will allow him to stick to what was planned for a change.

    2 years agoby @narratorFlag

  10. thedude-abides

    About damn time. Malick has five films to his credit for a career that spans 4 decades; he has three coming out in 2013.

    2 years agoby @thedude-abidesFlag