Rachel Weisz says she has been cut from Malick’s upcoming film, 'To The Wonder'

Rachel Weisz says she has been cut from Malick’s upcoming film, 'To The Wonder'

Los Angeles : CA : USA | Aug 30, 2012 at 11:58 PM PDT
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Oscar-winning actress Rachel Weisz has revealed that she has been cut from Terrence Malick’s upcoming romantic drama, “To The Wonder”. The director is known for keeping casting and editing decisions to himself, so he’s likely to remain silent on Weisz.

Generally when an actress wins an Oscar, more studios want to cast them and more directors want to work with them. For Rachel Weisz, however, the opposite happened. After completing filming her role in director Terrence Malick’s “To the Wonder”, the brunette discovered that her part had been cut from the finished film.

"I had the experience of working with him but I will not have the pleasure of seeing my work," Weisz revealed to Italy’s La Stampa.

While editing out a star from a film is almost unheard of, given Malick’s record, it’s not surprising. The director, who has a habit of doing that, also cut roles of Gary Oldman, Viggo Mortensen and other actors in his 1998 war movie, “The Thin Red Line”, according to a report by Entertainment Weekly.

Not all of the actors who worked with Malick for “The Thin Red Line” were as polite as Weisz on being cut out. Adrien Brody, who had an enormous part in “The Thin Red Line”, saw his part heavily edited out. When he discovered, he said he found it “extremely unpleasant” to give everything to a role and not reviving anything in terms of watching his own work.

Christopher Plummer was even harsher for being cut out of Malick’s “The New World”. He said that while he loves Malick’s work, because of his habit of cutting down people, he’d “never work with him again,” according to Yahoo Movies.

The new Terrence film, “To The Wonder”, also has parts of Michael Sheen, Amanda Peet and Jessica Chastain (Oscar-nominated actress for 2011’s “The Help”) dropped out.

“To The Wonder” is a romantic drama starring Ben Affleck and Rachel McAdams. Affleck plays a man who marries a European woman (Olga Kurylenko) in Paris, but as he returns to U.S., his path crosses his old love, played by Rachel McAdam, and they fall in love once again.

The movie premieres on September 10 at the Toronto Film Festival. The director has already completed filming his next movie, which will hopefully star Christian Bale and Natalie Portman in the final version.

Wendy Zachary is based in Texas, Texas, United States of America, and is a Reporter on Allvoices.
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