Though rumors about Affleck being cast in the projected started spreading earlier this week, his agents have not officially confirmed with The Wrap that he has been cast in the film. Weisz's agents, on the other hand, have confirmed her involvement. Which doesn't mean that she could be in the film one minute and out the next. Christian Bale was initially tapped for what The Wrap surmises is the role Affleck will now be playing. Other cast members announced at Berlin include Javier Bardem, Rachel McAdams and Olga Kurylenko.
It's very weird to think of a new Malick project in its nascence before another one that's been gestating for years now hasn't even been released. Malick's a noted perfectionist and with recent work like The New World backing him up, it's no wonder why people give him ample room to work with. Still: are we ever going to see Tree of Life? How many tweaks can the man make?