Song to Song mixes stories of love with some of the best music ever created. The movie directed by Terrence Malick follows two couples who are in a journey to success and everything that comes with it. The movie that will premiere this Friday stars Ryan Gosling, Rooney Mara, Michael Fassbender, Natalie Portman and a number of musicians making for what might be the best soundtrack in history of film.
Making Love and Music
The movie has been in development since 2011. Malick filmed parts of the movie during SXSW, Austin City Limits, Fun Fun Fun Fest from 2011 to 2012. The movie will also feature the actors interacting with the musicians who were tapped to make appearances. Recently, the full credits of the movie has been released online. Here are all the musicians that will take the stage alongside Gosling, Mara, Fassbender and Portman.
Industry legends like Patti Smith and Iggy Pop will appear in the movie as themselves and, according to Pitchfork, they will have speaking parts. Also included in the movie are the Red Hot Chili Peppers, John Lydon and Alan Palomo of Neon Indian. Florence Welch (of Florence + the Machine), Tegan and Sara, Diplo, Big Freedia and Spank Rock will also make cameos.
Meanwhile, Lykke Li will play a bigger role as Gosling’s character’s ex-lover. In the trailer below, the two of them perform a version of Bob Marley and the Wailers’ It Hurts To Be Alone. The members of The Black Lips play Mara’s band. As for Dana Falconbery, she was cast as Mara’s sister. The guys of Black Joe Lewis and Honeybears are artists signed under record producer played by Fassbender.
The site also confirmed that Song to Song has the potential to have the best score ever. The movie will also feature songs by Nobel Laureate Bob Dylan, Die Antwoord, Julianna Barwick, the Plasmatics and more. If that still is not enough to make one stand up and run to see this movie, Song to Song also features an unreleased Patti Smith song titled God Running.
Musicians Who Were Left on the Editing Floor
The movie features a lot of big names in the music industry. However, not everyone was included. Arcade Fire, Iron & Wine and Fleet Foxes were among the artists who initially were tapped to appear in the movie. However their scenes were cut in the final version.
Christian Bale was also supposed to be a part of the adventure. Unfortunately, his scenes also did not make it to the movie either. Song to Song is coming to theaters on Mar. 17. Meanwhile, watch the trailer below.
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