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Christian Bale follows Terrence Malick's train of thought in 'Knight of Cups'

Christian Bale follows Terrence Malick's train of thought in 'Knight of Cups'

Christian Bale has a long history with Terrence Malick. The Oscar winner first met the director when he read for a part in the filmmaker's 1998 World War II drama "The Thin Red Line" –— he wasn't cast.

But he was cast in Malick's 2005 historical film "The New World." Now he's in the latest Malick film, "Knight of Cups," a contemporary story in which Bale plays a Hollywood screenwriter named Rick who has all the trappings of success — work, money, houses, cars, access. Yet it has left him at a crossroad, full of unfulfilled needs and a desire to find a new way forward.

Malick shot "Knight of...

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