According to a new report, we might be getting a new Terrence Malick film before the year is up.
In an interview with the Independent, actor Matthias Schoenaerts discussed his work on the forthcoming film “Radegund” with Malick, and it was revealed that the film might see it’s premiere later this year at one of the fall festivals.
“I’ve had a couple of life-changing experiences on set, and working with Terrence Malick is definitely one of them,” he says. “I like his gentleness, his admiration for life and for the elements. I love the warmth, I love his humanity and generosity and tenderness and his focus.”
“Radegund” follows the real-life story of Austrian Franz Jägerstätter, who famously was a conscientious objector and refused to fight for the Nazis during World War II. In the film, Schoenaerts plays Captain Herder. If you’re not familiar with Jägerstätter’s story, it’s incredible and should make for a great film from Malick. One of the reasons the actor was so excited to star in the film is the real-life man the film is based on and his link to another popular figure in history.
“It’s crazy, right? That an Austrian inspired Muhammad Ali not to go to Vietnam. That’s history, that’s beautiful,” the actor says.
Until now, we knew that Malick was working on the film, and we knew the subject matter, but there was no word on a release date. According to the Independent, we can expect “Radegund” to premiere either at Toronto or Venice, later this year. That would indicate that a full worldwide release is forthcoming either late-2018 or early 2019.
Fall is shaping up to be a very busy time for cinephiles.