Movie making can be fickle, twisty business, and when it comes to The Tree of Life director Terrence Malick, what he films is not necessarily what ends up on the screen when his movies hit theaters.
Rachel Weisz told Italian outlet La Stampa that her part in Malick’s upcoming romantic drama To The Wonder, starring Ben Affleck, Olga Kurylenko and Rachel McAdams, had been cut. “I had the experience of working with him, but I will not have the pleasure of seeing my work,” said the brunette actress. Reportedly smaller roles involving Barry Pepper, Michael Sheen and Amanda Peet were also cut.
Calls and emails to Malick’s agent and Weisz’ publicist by EW.com were not immediately returned.
Known for his swirling, philosophical, and vibrantly lush films, Malick also cut parts from Gary Oldman, Viggo Mortensen, and other actors in his 1998 war epic The Thin Red Line. The director keeps his casting and editing decisions close to the vest, so will likely stay mum on Weisz and others.
To the Wonder premieres at the Venice Film Festival, which runs Wednesday through Sept. 8, and debuts as well at the Toronto International Film Festival. According to the Toronto fest’s site, the movie focuses on a man who reconnects with a woman from his hometown after his marriage to a European woman falls apart.