Were you under the impression that being a glamorous Hollywood big shot was a fun and easy way to have an emotionally fulfilling life? Not so, says Terrence Malick! The teasers and trailers for the director’s Knight of Cups have made L.A. look like a gut-wrenching, Boschian hellscape. And guess what? You’ll be able to experience all of that with newly added ambient Diplo flair!
Once there was a young prince whose father, the king of the East, sent him down into Egypt to find a pearl. But when the prince arrived, the people poured him a cup. Drinking it, he forgot he was the son of a king, forgot about the pearl and fell into a deep sleep. Rick’s father used to read this story to him as a boy. The road to the East stretches out before him. Will he set forth?
Anyway, enjoy the newest glimpses of footage in the Diplo-infused teaser up top, and watch the original trailer below. Even including The Machinist, this is the least fun being Christian Bale has ever looked:
The movie — which has Cate Blanchett, Natalie Portman, Antonio Banderas, Freida Pinto, Joe Manganiello, Imogen Poots, Nick Offerman, and Ben Kingsley, among many other notable names, joining Bale — hits select theaters Friday.