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Exclusive: Ben Affleck, Rachel Weisz Join Terrence Malick’s Next Movie

Oscar winners to co-star with Javier Bardem, Rachel McAdams and Olga Kurylenko in the romantic drama


Oscar winners Ben Affleck and Rachel Weisz have joined the cast of Terrence Malick's next movie, individuals familiar with the project have told TheWrap.

Weisz's publicist has confirmed the actress' casting to TheWrap, while Affleck's representatives did not immediately return TheWrap's messages.

The project was announced at the Berlin Film Festival, where it was described as a "romantic drama" and a "powerful and moving love story."

Christian Bale, Javier Bardem, Rachel McAdams and Olga Kurylenko were announced as the initial cast members, but it seems that Affleck will be replacing Bale in the picture.

Glen Basner's Film Nation is financing the film, and Bill Pohlad will produce.

Production is scheduled to begin the first week of October in Oklahoma.

The eagle-eyed editors at Ain't It Cool News spotted an earlier report on TulsaWorld.com that Affleck and wife Jennifer Garner were spotted at a local store buying fishing supplies.

Affleck reportedly told a store employee that he was filming a movie in Bartlesville, and would be playing a fisherman.

The head of Oklahoma's Film & Music office would not confirm that Malick would be shooting a movie in the state.

Affleck is represented by WME, while Weisz is represented by CAA.