New Poster and Trailer for Terrence Malick's The Tree of Life Starring Sean Penn, Brad Pitt
12.15.10 by Ryan
A new trailer and poster have finally debuted for writer/director Terrence Malick's latest movie, The Tree of Life. Starting in the 1950's, The Tree of Life follows the journey of Jack (Hunter McCracken), a young boy who's complicated relationship with his strict father (Brad Pitt) continues into adulthood (where Jack is played by Sean Penn).
The trailer shows off beautiful imagery combined with the promise of a poignant storyline, but shows little of the plot, so check out the synopsis below.
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.
The Tree of Life opens May 27, 2011. Jessica Chastain co-stars.