When Terrence Malick hires previously unknown actresses to lead his films, Hollywood notices. (Welcome to the A-list, Jessica Chastain!) As such, take notice: Variety reports that the 'Tree of Life' director wants 'Haunting of Molly Hartley' star Haley Bennett to play the female lead opposite Christian Bale in his next film. Little is known about the project -- it's Malick, so, duh -- but the untitled film is already noteworthy because it's Malick's second production in the last two years. The notoriously slow-working director is in post-production on another untitled film (with Ben Affleck and Rachel McAdams in lead roles) that's due in theaters next year. UPDATE: Variety reports that Clemence Poesey ('Harry Potter') is also in the mix with Bennett. Good luck, you future Chastains! [Variety]
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