Brad Pitt has confirmed details of the storyline for his new movie 'Tree of Life', claiming it to be a ''tiny little story'' about a child in the 1950s.
The film - which is rumoured to be featured at this year's Cannes Film Festival - has been in the works for some time, but little has been known about The Script until now.
Brad confirmed to Empire Online the film is a "tiny little story" and noted Heath Ledger was originally meant to star in the movie.
He said: "It's this little tiny story of a kid growing up in the 50s with a mother who's grace incarnate and a father who's oppressive in nature. So he is negotiating his way through it, defining who he's gonna be when he grows up.
"And that is juxtaposed with a little, tiny micro-story of the cosmos, from the beginning of the cosmos to the death of the cosmos. So that's where the sci-fi - or the sci-fact - comes in.
"Heath was gonna do it at one point, and then he was pulling out for one reason or another, so I just stepped in."
Brad stars alongside Sean Penn and Joanna Going in the movie, which was also written by Malick.
'The Tree of Life' is due for release this year.