One day maybe we’ll see Terrence Malick’s music movie, called “Weightless.” If we do, maybe it will include Ryan Gosling and Rooney Mara singing a little bit of Carole King and Gerry Goffin’s “Will You Love Me Tomorrow.” Apparently last year Malick couldn’t get the rights, so he wrote a letter to Sony CEO Michael Lynton asking for help. The letter turned up in the WikiLeaks Sony hack search. Malick says he got Bob Dylan, Madonna, and Arcade Fire songs for the same rate, but was having trouble clearing this song. Hey, Terry, you’re not alone. Carole wouldn’t allow her famous Shirelles song in the Broadway show, “Baby It’s You.” But it’s in her own musical, “Beautiful.”
Meantime, Malick’s “Knight of Cups” didn’t show up as a Cannes selection. Where is it? Who knows? Obviously, “Weightless” is also finished. There’s a third Malick movie out there, too. But at least we can see the noted recluse has stationery, and a signature. He doesn’t show up for his own premieres or press conferences, and gives no interviews. His movies no longer have dialogue, either, just narration and people walking on the shoreline. Trying to sing Carole King songs.