Being related to one of Hollywood’s greatest auteurs certainly comes with its privileges, as actor Will Wallace has been seen in his stepfather Terrence Malick’s last three films — and is also set for a part in his upcoming To the Wonder. This is not say Wallace isn’t a hard worker, as the actor/producer/director/writer has had a busy career the last decade-plus, and he’s now prepping for his biggest project thus far.
Penned by Kathleen Orillion, there’s not much known about his next directing effort Red Wing, only that it’s twisty and takes place in a small town in Texas. However, Wallace (pictured right) has wrangled an impressive ensemble for his feature, including Bill Paxton, Luke Perry, Frances Fisher, Joelle Carter, Glen Powell and Breann Johnson. [Variety/THR]
Powell, who is coming off a small role as the stock trader in The Dark Knight Rises, is said to be leading the project. With Paxton finding rejuvenated success thanks to Hatfields & McCoys and a recent turn in Haywire, it’s always nice to see him on screen. Although working consistently, Perry could definitely use a career boost, along with the rest of the ensemble. Regardless, let’s hope a small portion of Malick’s skill has rubbed off on Wallace. The Tree of Life director will also have a hand in the project, as his production company will help out here.
Shooting begins in Texas in a few weeks.
What do you think about Wallace’s next film and the ensemble?
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