Though Terrence Malick’s romantic drama To the Wonder recently premiered at the Venice and Toronto Film Festivals to a rather muted response, the recently prolific director is moving on with the second of two films that he’s shooting this year. He appears to have wrapped the Christian Bale-fronted Knight of Cups, as new set photos reveal that production has started on his other untitled feature (previously titled Lawless) set against the backdrop of the Austin music scene. We saw some images of Malick filming Ryan Gosling and Rooney Mara last year for what was actually pre-production work on the pic, and now some new images of the actors have surfaced that signal the beginning of principal photography.
The story about “sexual obsession and betrayal” involves two intersecting love triangles, but that’s about all we know at the moment. Malick will be editing the untitled film and Knight of Cups simultaneously, but it will likely be a couple years before we see the finished films. For now, hit the jump to take a look at Gosling, Mara, and Mr. Malick himself at work in Austin.
Images via Just Jared.