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Terrence Malick to direct new wartime drama Radegund

on June 22, 2016, 3:05pm

Director Terrence Malick made a name for himself in the ’70s for having directed two of the decade’s most acclaimed films, 1973’s Badlands and 1978’s Days of Heaven. He wouldn’t return to the silver screen until 1998’s The Thin Red Line, the Oscar-nominated wartime drama that marked the last time he dipped his toes into the genre.

Until now, that is.

Today, the 72-year-old filmmaker revealed he will once again head to the frontline with Radegund. Set during World War II, the film will focus less on the events that unfolded and more on the true story of Franz Jägerstätter, an Austrian solider who was sentenced to death at age 36 for his overt objections.

August Diehl (Inglorious Basterds) has been tapped to the play the soldier’s role. The film will begin shooting this summer in Germany, though no other details have emerged as of yet — aside from rumors that Valerie Pachner will star in the film.

Currently, Malick has several other projects in the works, including the long overdue Voyage of TimeHis most recent release was 2016’s romantic drama, Knight of Cups.

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