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Magnolia Pictures Aquires North American Rights to Terrence Malik’s Romance Drama To the Wonder

Magnolia Pictures has acquired the American rights to Terrence Malick’s upcoming romance drama ‘To The Wonder,’ which premiered at the Venice Film Festival earlier this month. The film, which stars Ben Affleck, Olga Kurylenko, Rachel McAdams and Javier Bardem, reunites the Academy Award-nominated director with producers Sarah Green and Nicolas Gonda, as well as cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki.

The deal was negotiated by Magnolia’s SVP of Acquisitions, Dori Begley, and CAA, on behalf of the filmmakers. The distribution company plans on releasing ‘To The Wonder’ theatrically next year.

‘To The Wonder’ follows Marina, played by Kurylenko, and Neil, portrayed by Affleck, who meet in France and move to Oklahoma to start a life together. However, problems soon start to arise, as Marina makes the acquaintance of a priest and fellow exile, Father Quintana, played by Bardem, who is struggling with his vocation. Meanwhile, Neil renews a relationship with a childhood sweetheart, Jane, portrayed by McAdams.

After squiring ‘To The Wonder,’ Magnolia President Eamonn Bowles said “It is an honor and a dream come true to be working with Terrence Malick, one of our greatest living filmmakers. To The Wonder’ is a romantic, haunting and beautiful film that will be endlessly rewarding for movie lovers.”

Gonda and Green also expressed excitement over the deal, saying they’re happy to be partnering with Magnolia. They said the distribution company “has become a destination for the work of some of the world’s most innovative and talented directors, and we are proud to align with this forward-thinking team.”

Written by: Karen Benardello

Magnolia Pictures Aquires North American Rights to Terrence Malik's Romance Drama To the Wonder

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As a life-long fan of entertainment, particularly films, television and music, and an endless passion for writing, Karen Benardello decided to combine the two for a career. She graduated from New York's LIU Post with a B.F.A in Journalism, Print and Electronic. While still attending college, Karen began writing for Shockya during the summer of 2007, when she began writing horror movie reviews. Since she began writing for Shockya, Karen has been promoted to the position of Senior Movies & Television Editor. Some of her duties in the position include interviewing filmmakers and musicians, producing posts on celebrity news and contributing reviews on albums and concerts. Some of her highlights include attending such festivals and conventions as the Tribeca Film Festival, the New York Film Festival, SXSW, Toronto After Dark, the Boston Film Festival and New York Comic-Con.

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