The Wagner/Cuban Company’s Magnolia Pictures announced today that they have a nabbed U.S. distribution deal for Terrence Malick’s To the Wonder, which bowed at the Venice Film Festival earlier this month. Starring Ben Affleck, Olga Kurylenko, Rachel McAdams and Javier Bardem, To the Wonder reunites the acclaimed filmmaker with producers Sarah Green and Nicolas Gonda, as well as cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki who all collaborated with Malick on Tree of Life and The New World. The film was executive produced by Glen Basner of FilmNation, and Jason Krigsfeld and Joseph Krigsfeld of Brothers K Productions.
To the Wonder tells the story of Marina (Kurylenko) and Neil (Affleck), who meet in France and move to Oklahoma to start a life together, where problems soon arise. While Marina makes the acquaintance of a priest and fellow exile (Bardem), who is struggling with his vocation, Neil renews a relationship with a childhood sweetheart, Jane (McAdams). Bold and lyrical, the film is described as a moving, gorgeously shot exploration of love in its many forms.
“It is an honor and a dream come true to be working with Terrence Malick, one of our greatest living filmmakers,” said Magnolia President Eamonn Bowles. “To the Wonder is a romantic, haunting and beautiful film that will be endlessly rewarding for movie lovers.”
Magnolia plans to release the film theatrically in 2013.