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Joel Mayward

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Terrence Malick is going to make another WWII film, this time about an Austrian conscientious objector. The working title is Radegund:

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According to The Film Stage and several German news sources, the director will head to World War II for his next movie in order to tell the true story of Franz Jägerstätter, an Austrian solider who became a conscientious objector during World War II and was sentenced to death at age 36 for his actions. “Inglourious Basterds” star August Diehl is set to play Jägerstätter.

The film is currently titled “Radegund” and is set to begin shooting at Studio Babelsberg in Potsdam, Germany this summer. 

Malick seems to be working at a near-frenzied pace these days.

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And Mel Gibson has a World War II movie about a real-life (American) conscientious objector coming out later this year. If only Malick didn't spend eons in post-production...

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First image. Apparently this film is slated for a 2017 release. It also has a few cast members:

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"Radegund” tell the true story of Franz Jägerstätter (portrayed by August Diehl), an Austrian solider who became a conscientious objector during World War II and was sentenced to death at age 36 for his actions. The script was written by Malick and is told through a series of real wartime letters between Jaegerstaetter and his wife. Matthias Schoenaerts, Michael Nyqvist, Alexander Fehling and Jürgen Prochnow co-star.

 

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By the way, if anyone wants to vote for Franz Jagerstatter in this year's edition of Lent Madness, you can on Wednesday. (Lent Madness, aka the saintly smackdown, is an online Lenten devotional in the form of a bracket style tournament with winners determined by online vote. A&F thread here.)

Of course, Jagerstatter is up against Joan of Arc, a fitting matchup in that both were martyred for their Christian convictions by wartime political forces.

In terms of films, it's Radegund vs. The Passion of Joan of Arc (or Bresson's Trial, but I prefer Passion).

Classic Dreyer vs. highly-anticipated Malick! What a choice!

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