Today the official trailer for "The Tree Of Life" finally got released. The film should've been out sometime around December this year, but has been pushed back to Summer 2011. Directed by Terrence Malick and starring Sean Penn and Brad Pitt, this film is already one of the most anticipated films of the year. I'm fascinated by the trailer (below), which is visually stunning. It doesn't reveal too much though, so I'm not sure what to expect from this film exactly. All I can say is that (even from only watching this trailer) I once again do NOT understand why they chose Brad Pitt for the leading role.
Anyway, here's the official synopsis for this film:
From Terrence Malick, the acclaimed director of such classic films as Badlands, Days of Heaven and The Thin Red Line, The Tree of Life is the impressionistic story of a Midwestern family in the 1950’s. The film follows the life journey of the eldest son, Jack, through the innocence of childhood to his disillusioned adult years as he tries to reconcile a complicated relationship with his father (Brad Pitt). Jack (played as an adult by Sean Penn) finds himself a lost soul in the modern world, seeking answers to the origins and meaning of life while questioning the existence of faith. Through Malick’s signature imagery, we see how both brute nature and spiritual grace shape not only our lives as individuals and families, but all life.