Because Every Morning Should Begin with Christian Bale Frolicking on a Beach with Natalie Portman
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Because Every Morning Should Begin with Christian Bale Frolicking on a Beach with Natalie Portman

By Dustin Rowles | Trade News | May 15, 2013 | Comments ()


As much as I like Christian Bale, it is a bizarre sight to see the man who played a grim Batman in three movies, a guy who axed people to death to the tunes of Huey Lewis and the News, the guy who lost half his body weight for The Machinist, and the guy who played a meth addict in The Fighter jovially frolicking on the beach with Natalie Portman. It's for a movie, of course: Knight of Cup, from Terrence Malick, who is about to double his directing output of 45 years in just four, with The Tree of Life, To the Wonder, Knight of Cups, and another untitled film he's in post-production on.

Knight of Cups, according to The Playlist, is far enough along that footage will be screened at Cannes, and that movie also features Cate Blanchett, Freido Pinto, Antonio Banderas, Teresa Palmer, and Nick Offerman, among others. Like all Malick films, it will be a meditation on ... something.

Either way, it's a bizarre sight to see Christian Bale go happy-go-lucky on the beach, and there's plenty of similar pictures from the set of the film below. Here's hoping tomorrow brings Michael Shannon scarfing down cotton candy on a ferris wheel.







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  • Every morning should begin with Christian Bale frolicking on a beach with Natalie Portman...while wearing the Batman suit.

  • Archie Leach

    Tree of Life.

  • Siege

    I can't help but feel he's just waiting for an opportunity to start singing "If This is It" and then drown her.

  • Bodhi

    Have you never seen "Newsies"? There is frolicking galore

  • pumpkin

    Guilty pleasure!

  • Sara_Tonin00

    Oh, that was on some channel Saturday afternoon and I had to pull myself away. Granted, his frolicking is mostly angry teen frolicking.

  • zeke_the_pig

    Michael Shannon on a merry-go-round where all the animals are sculptures of a grimacing Michael Shannon in animal poses.

  • stardust

    He needs to lose that facial hair for good. I like my Bale clean-shaven.

  • Less Lee Moore

    I'm almost certain that the actress in all grey is Imogene Poots, however.

  • carrie

    Bale and Imogen Poots

  • couch and pants

    I'm pretty sure it is Freida Pinto...?

  • TheOriginalMRod

    Oh wow. I just looked at the pictures before reading and said to myself "looks like Terrence Malick to me." No I am not clairvoyant, seriously... you can just tell this will be a beautifully filmed montage with some light music and a voice over.

    Shall we place bets?

  • koko temur

    Nope, still looks creepy.

    btw - freiDO pinto?

  • superasente

    I know you guys have a thing about beards around here, but Bale with facial-hair (new band name) is gross.

  • Fabius_Maximus

    Well, it's not even a proper beard. It looks more like dirt on his face.

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