Not that anything surrounding a Terrence Malick film is usually all that conventional, but it looks like he’s really flying under the radar this time.
Early reports mooted Heath Ledger starring alongside Sean Penn, but Variety had Pitt in the lead with Penn supporting last December. Now it looks like Brad is the man, despite no official announcement. There’s no word on whether Penn will also sign up, but who knows with Malick? Oh, and while there’s no clear word on the plot, the tree is apparently literal and has been planted.