The trailer for Terrence Malick's long-anticipated drama 'Tree of Life' will be playing in front of 'Black Swan' in select theaters, starting today, which is great for people going to see 'Black Swan', but us internet nerds need a little lovin' too (nudge ... Fox Searchlight ... nudge). Due out May 27th, and starring Brad Pitt and Sean Penn, among others, the story is said to revolve around a family with three boys in the 1950s -- and it follows "a Midwestern boy's journey from the innocence of childhood to his disillusioned adult years as a "lost soul in the modern world", and his quest to regain meaning in life," according to one early description of the under-wraps plot.
Terrence Malick doesn't make all that many films, and when he does they're usually something pretty special. As such, the arrival of a new one is sort of a big deal. So, for now, we'll just have to settle for these brand new images, courtesy of the LA Times, who have a full trailer description on their site for those who simply cannot wait. Check out one more image of Sean Penn after the jump, and new photos from Kevin Smith's 'Red State' as well. Another image from 'Tree of Life' finds Sean Penn contemplating things as he strolls around the desert in a suit.
Meanwhile, Kevin Smith's 'Red State' will become the first film of his to screen at the Sundance Film Festival since 'Chasing Amy', and so obviously Smith loyalists are excited to see the filmmaker going back to his roots a bit with this one (his first film, 'Clerks', premiered at Sundance in 1994 and won the Filmmaker's Trophy prize).
Now Smith is back with the low-budgeted 'Red State', which revolves around "a group of misfits [who] encounter extreme fundamentalism in Middle America." The cast includes Michael Parks, Michael Angarano, Kyle Gallner, John Goodman, and Melissa Leo. Smith, who's been revealing scenes in audio form via his podcast for the past week or so, teased recently that he'd be revealing the teaser trailer for the film on Christmas Day. In the meantime, check out a few of these newly-released images.