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According to Ryan Gosling there was no script used while shooting the movie.
Christian Bale was initially set to have a much more substantial role in the film but he ended up working only three to four days on the set.
Filmed back to back with Knight of Cups (2015).
The screenplay's original title was "Lawless". However Terrence Malick allowed fellow director John Hillcoat to use that title for his film Lawless (2012). Malick's film was untitled during his complete shooting schedule and only got a title during the post-production phase.
During the weekend of September 16, 2011, Terrence Malick was photographed and caught on film while on set for one of the first times ever during the production of this film.
Michael Fassbender was not part of the original cast. He took over Christian Bale's role when the latter had to back down due to commitments to another film (American Hustle).
Mia Wasikowska and Clémence Poésy were considered to play the lead female role.
Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett and Natalie Portman star together in Knight of Cups, which is also written and directed by Terrence Malick.
The film cast includes five Oscar winners: Christian Bale, Benicio Del Toro, Cate Blanchett, Holly Hunter and Natalie Portman; and three Oscar nominees: Michael Fassbender, Rooney Mara, Ryan Gosling.
This is the third time that Terrence Malick and Christian Bale have worked together, after The New World (2005) and Knight of Cups (2015).
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Both Christian Bale and Val Kilmer have played the role of Bruce Wayne/Batman exactly ten years apart: Kilmer in Batman Forever (1995) and Bale in Batman Begins (2005).
For a while the film was thought to be called "Weightless".
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Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara starred together in a lesbian-themed love story Carol (2015).
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Michael Fassbender and Natalie Portman were originally set to co-star together in Macbeth (2015), however, Portman dropped out before filming began. She was replaced by Marion Cotillard.
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Bérénice Marlohe is the second Daniel Craig era Bond Girl Terrence Malick has directed, having also been in Skyfall. The first was Olga Kurylenko, who starred in Quantum of Solace and To the Wonder.
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