|Still from Tree of Life|
Director Terernce Malick has been quiet of late but when he makes a Film, it's usually a good one. The Thin Red Line Director's latest effort The Tree of Life originally was slated for a 2010 release as an Oscar contender, but never surfaced in time due to various issues finding a U.S. Distributor and also Malick not feeling it was ready to be seen. The Tree of Life originally was to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year.
Starring a critically bulletproof duo Brad Pitt and Sean Penn, its story centers around an eleven year-old Boy named Jack (Penn as a adult) who reflects back on his Childhood growing up in the 1950s. The Film touches upon the loss of innocence he experiences in witnessing the decline of his younger Brother. Despite the role originally being intended for the late Heath Ledger, Pitt (who produces the Film also) plays Jack's Father, Mr. O'Brien in the Fantasy-Drama, which hits theatres May 27, 2011 via Fox Searchlight.
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