Heath Ledger has come aboard Terrence Malick's long gestating drama Tree of Life. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sean Penn is also in talks to star in the project.

Ledger will act in the lead role against an undetermined actress. And Sean Penn will play a supporting role. Not much is known about the plot at this time, but it is being described as a complex family drama.

Shooting is set to begin this coming March.

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