Broad Green Pictures released the first trailer for the upcoming drama “Song to Song” this week. The film, from Terrence Malick, will star Michael Fassbender, Ryan Gosling, Rooney Mara, and Natalie Portman.
The modern-day love story takes place within the growing Austin, Texas music scene, and will first hit theaters in Los Angeles and New York on March 17th. The studio described the film stating, “two entangled couples – struggling songwriters Faye (Rooney Mara) and BV (Ryan Gosling), and music mogul Cook (Michael Fassbender) and the waitress whom he ensnares (Natalie Portman) – chase success through a rock ‘n’ roll landscape of seduction and betrayal”. You can watch the first trailer for the film below, or on the official YouTube channel.
“Song to Song” was written and directed by Terrence Malick, with Nicolas Gonda, Sarah Green and Kenneth Kao producing. Malick recently directed “Knight of Cups,” a drama starring Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett and Natalie Portman. Malick also wrote the script for that film as well. “Knight of Cups” did manage to make over $566K domestically, despite only screening in about 68 locations.
“Song to Song” is lucky enough to follow “La La Land,” which also starred Ryan Gosling. This will be Gosling’s follow-up to the award-winning musical, and should help the film earn a little extra buzz heading into theaters. Natalie Portman is coming off her award-winning role in “Jackie,” which she filmed with director Pablo Larraín and writer Noah Oppenheim. Rooney Mara is also coming straight from an award-winning film, “Lion,” which also starred Dev Patel and Nicole Kidman. “Lion” was directed by Garth Davis. As for Fassbender, he is coming from “Assassin’s Creed,” an adaptation of a popular video-game franchise that was directed by Justin Kurzel. Fassbender starred in the film alongside Marion Cotillard and Jeremy Irons, and while the film didn’t exactly win too many awards, “Assassin’s Creed” did gross over $54M domestically and made over $212M worldwide.
Depending on how well “Song to Song” does in Los Angeles and New York, it may expand into more theaters, but we won’t know until March. “Song to Song” will open in LA and NY on March 17, 2017.