Wes Bentley on ‘Knight of Cups’; Also Calls ‘Pete’s Dragon’ “Moving” and “Beautiful”

     March 11, 2016

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Now playing in theaters is the latest Terrence Malick film, Knight of Cups. The story follows a writer named Rick (Christian Bale) on a journey through Los Angeles and Las Vegas as he searches for love and a sense of self. Along the way, he grapples over his relationship with his father (Brian Dennehy), brother (Wes Bentley), and six tempting women: the rebellious Della (Imogen Poots); Elizabeth, a woman he wronged in the past (Natalie Portman); Karen, a spirited and playful stripper (Teresa Palmer); his physician ex-wife, Nancy (Cate Blanchett); a serene model named Helen (Freida Pinto); and the innocent Isabel (Isabel Lucas). For more on the film, watch the trailer.

At the recent Los Angeles press day I sat down with Wes Bentley. He talked about the unique way Malick likes to work, how you never know how much of your performance will be in the finished film, the way Malick will place the camera anywhere in a scene, getting photographed by Emmanuel Lubezki, and David Lowery’s Pete’s Dragon. Check out what he had to say below.


Wes Bentley:

  • When did he find out he was in the finished film?
  • What was it like working for Terrence Malick?
  • The way Malick will place the camera anywhere in a scene. Talks about working with Emmanuel Lubezki.
  • Talks about David Lowery’s Pete’s Dragon.

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