Before today we knew essentially dick about Malick’s in-production film Knight of Cups, which is sandwiched between his other already-shot movie with Ben Affleck and his other in-progress film with Bale.
Well now, because Bale and Malick were out partying all night, we’ve got an idea what Knight Of Cups is about from the LA Times and it turns out the film “follows a man reflecting on a series of relationships with beautiful women.” Which is really all the synopsis you typically need for a Malick film, no?
Considering we’ve really only seen set photos of Bale with a bunch of different women in different settings, that makes a whole hunk of sense. Be it cavorting on the beach with Isabel Lucas and Teresa Palmer, carrying Imogen Poots around on his back, or driving around with Natalie Portman in a Lincoln, we’ve seen Bale doing a whole lot of “reflecting. ”
Added to the list last night is, apparently, a rather debauched scene in which Bale is at an out-of-control club dancing with lingerie-clad women, as well as being “seated in a vintage electric chair, complete with a tin cap, surrounded by clubgoers rocking him back and forth on a raised platform.” No specific lady stars are mentioned.
That seems new for Malick.
I’m sure that was a fun one for Bale to squeeze in amidst all the Batman press circus! It’s unlikely we’ll learn much more about Knight Of Cups before people start seeing it, but really that’s enough of a synopsis for me. I’m in the theater regardless, but if you really want to start interpreting all the Tarot shit surrounding the title and what it potentially means for Bale’s character, here you go:
If the card is upright, [the Knight of Cups] represents change and new excitements, particularly of a romantic nature. It can mean invitations, opportunities, and offers. The Knight of Cups is a person who is a bringer of ideas, opportunities and offers. He is constantly bored, and in constant need of stimulation, but also artistic and refined. He represents a person who is amiable, intelligent, and full of high principles, but a dreamer who can be easily persuaded or discouraged.