CATEGORIES Movie NewsTerrence Malick is at it again. According to the Italian publication La Stampa, the director cut actress Rachel Weisz from his upcoming film, "To the Wonder."
As Weisz admitted to the paper (via translation from the Film Stage), "It seems that my part has been cut... so I had the experience of working with [Malick] but I will not have the pleasure of seeing my work."
This isn't the first time Malick has scrapped a famous actor from his movie: in 2001's "The Thin Red Line," Mickey Rourke, Gary Oldman, Billy Bob Thornton and Martin Sheen never appeared in the final cut, and star Adrien Brody's role was significantly reduced.
"To the Wonder" tells the story of a man who reconnects with a woman from his hometown after his marriage falls apart. Malick movies tend to deal with a lot of deep, existential issues regarding life and death, something Weisz isn't completely unfamiliar with, having worked on 2009's "The Lovely Bones," a film about a young girl who is murdered. And how did Weisz decompress after shooting a movie about such an emotional topic? As she told us during the "Lovely Bones" Unscripted session back in 2009, "When we were making this movie, Henry, my son, was one-years-old, so having a little [baby] at home to go and cuddle and play with, that's a really good way of de-stressing."
Well, if Weisz is beat up over being cut from "To the Wonder," hopefully Henry will once again be able to provide a much needed break from her work. You can check out more from Weisz in the "Lovely Bones" Unscripted video below. "To the Wonder" does not yet have a release date.
[via La Stampa and the Film Stage h/t HuffPost Ent]