Brad Pitt Stars in ‘The Tree of Life’

Brad Pitt stars in "The Tree of Life," a film featuring some surreal and sci-fi elements.

Heath Ledger was supposed to star in this movie but because he passed away, he was replaced by Brad Pitt.

Also starring in the film are Jessica Chastain (Jolene) and Academy Award winner Sean Penn (I Am Sam, Mystic River). Directed by Academy Award nominee Terrence Malick (The Thin Red Line), The Tree of Life is set to open in theaters on May 27, 2011.

Here is the official synopsis of the film as released by Fox Searchlight Pictures at the 2010 American Film Market:

We trace the evolution of an eleven-year-old boy in the Midwest, Jack, one of three brothers. At first all seems marvelous to the child. He sees as his mother does with the eyes of his soul. She represents the way of love and mercy, where the father tries to teach his son the world’s way of putting oneself first. Each parent contends for his allegiance, and Jack must reconcile their claims. The picture darkens as he has his first glimpses of sickness, suffering and death. The world, once a thing of glory, becomes a labyrinth.

From this story is that of adult Jack, a lost soul in a modern world, seeking to discover amid the changing scenes of time that which does not change: the eternal scheme of which we are a part. When he sees all that has gone into our world’s preparation, each thing appears a miracle—precious, incomparable. Jack, with his new understanding, is able to forgive his father and take his first steps on the path of life.

The story ends in hope, acknowledging the beauty and joy in all things, in the everyday and above all in the family—our first school—the only place that most of us learn the truth about the world and ourselves, or discover life’s single most important lesson, of unselfish love.

5 Comments on Brad Pitt Stars in ‘The Tree of Life’

  1. Looks like a good film. Heath Ledger turned down the role well before his death though. You are just repeating made up tabloid trash.

  2. alex g: What happened to the Titan Plugs of gma? I think that's what you called, "KARMA". As usual, yung summer station ID (ginaya na naman) "Halo Halo ang Summer Saya". What a bunch of trying hard & cheap shows.. // April 11, 2011 at 2:30 am //

    Pag d gawang gma, minsan nag re-rate.
    Pag gawang gma, basura.

  3. alex g: Kapit-Tuko tlga si gozon sa ratings (as usual pag PANIC time). Paiba-iba ang source, Household, Peoples, Nielsen, Nutam ratings, very inconsistent. Laging TALUNAN, walang kadala-dala tlga. // April 11, 2011 at 2:29 am //

    Weakness tlga ng gma ang lumaban ng patas.

  4. alex g: "Walang kinikilingan, walang pinoproteksyonan, walang kasinungalingan, walang bahid pulitika, serbisyong totoo lang", Dahil d natutulog ang balita, BAYARAN niyo kami para gumawa ng commercials 24 oras".. // April 11, 2011 at 2:28 am //

    gma is coward of getting involve into politics. that’s why they tend to engage in “barangay” matters na lang.

  5. alex g: Valentines Box Office King daw, ni wala nga kasabay na Filipino movie eh, 44.26M in 3 weeks lang!? (as compared to BULONG with 67.27M). May "Divine Intervention" pa raw, sabi ni mother lily (how stupid).. // April 11, 2011 at 2:27 am //

    “Napakahirap na ng buhay ngayon, kaya for a movie to make over P135 million in 3 days is a miracle. Divine intervention ito”.
    -lily monteverde (how stupid).

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