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Terrence Malick has been replaced by a pod person.

Okay, so technically I don't have any proof that the director of "Days of Heaven" and "The Tree of Life" has been kidnapped, imprisoned, and replaced by an exact alien duplicate (viva the journalistic standards of blogs!). But how else do you explain this weird and completely uncharacteristic explosion of productivity? "Tree of Life" this year, a still-untitled feature with Ben Affleck next year, and now two more productions that were announced yesterday in a press release. They're called "Lawless" and "Knight of Cups" and both star Christian Bale and Cate Blanchett with a big-time co-starring assist from Ryan Gosling on "Lawless." From the press release:

FilmNation Entertainment is continuing their relationship with acclaimed director Terrence Malick ("The Tree of Life," "The Thin Red Line") and handling international sales and distribution on his next two films. "Lawless" will star Ryan Gosling ("Drive, »

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