EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Jason Clarke, Brit Marling and Wes Bentley Talk 'The Better Angels'

Tuesday, 04 November 2014 00:03
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Opening in theaters on November 7th is the new biopic from first time writer/director A.J. Edwards (To the Wonder) called The Better Angels. The film tells President Abraham Lincoln's origin story, and was produced by Edward's mentor - legendary director Terrence Malick (The Thin Red Line). The Better Angels stars an impressive cast that includes Jason Clarke (Zero Dark Thirty), Brit Marling (Sound of My Voice, The East), Diane Kruger (The Host), and Wes Bentley (The Time Being, The Hunger Games, There Be Dragons). 

IAR's Managing Editor Jami Philbrick recently had the absolute pleasure of sitting down with Jason Clarke, Brit Marling, and Wes Bentley to talk about their work on The Better Angels. The three excellent actors discussed their new movie, working with first time writer/director A.J. Edwards, being reassured by the involvement of his mentor Terrence Malick, the film's '70s style, Nancy Lincoln's strong religious beliefs, researching their roles, and why they just don't make movies like this anymore. 

To watch our exclusive interview with Jason Clarke, Brit Marling, and Wes Bentley about The Better Angels, please click on the video player above. 


The story of Abraham Lincoln's childhood in the harsh wilderness of Indiana and the hardships that shaped him, the tragedy that marked him for ever and the two women who guided him to immortality.

The Better Angels opens in theaters on November 7th. 

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