Fox Searchlight has released the first trailer for A Hidden Life, the Terrence Malick film that had its world premiere earlier this year at the Cannes Film Festival.
Searchlight had picked up the film in an all-night bidding battle during the fest in deal for $12 million-$14 million, marking the prestige label’s first major pickup since becoming part of Disney.
Searchlight has already staked out a December 13, 2020 release date for the pic, which reportedly took Malick three years to make from preproduction to the final cut.
A Hidden Life, in both English and German and with a running time of 2 hours, 53 minutes, tells the story of Austrian farmer-turned-World War II conscientious objector Franz Jägerstätter (August Diehl), who refused to fight for the Nazis.
Searchlight of course released Malick’s Tree of Life, which starred Brad Pitt and Jessica Chastai and won the Cannes Palme d’Or win in 2011.
Check out the A Hidden Life trailer above.