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Written and Directed by Terrence Malick

Starring: Colin Farrell, Christopher Plummer, Christian Bale, David Thewlis, August Schellenberg, Wes Studi and introducing Q'orianka Kilcher as Pocahontas.


Experience Jamestown

Stories of a Nation
Stories of a Nation

In 1607, the Virginia Company arrived in Virginia to establish the first permanent English colony in North America at Jamestown.

Ships landing at Jamestown
Ships land at Jamestown.

Three hundred ninety-seven years later one of America’s most distinguished filmmakers returned to the Jamestown area to shoot The New World, recreating that time and place with such care, historical accuracy and attention to detail, that it is almost like being transported back in time to that long-ago world.

August Schellenberg as Chief Powhatan and Q'orianka Kilcher as Pocahontas
August Schellenberg as Chief Powhatan and Q’orianka Kilcher as Pocahontas.

The New World is a sweeping adventure set amidst the first encounter of European and Native American cultures during the founding of the Jamestown, Virginia settlement in 1607.

Christian Bale as John Rolfe
Christian Bale stars as John Rolfe.

Acclaimed filmmaker Terrence Malick brings to life his own unique interpretation of the classic tale of Pocahontas and her relationships with adventurer John Smith and aristocrat John Rolfe. This woman’s remarkable journey of love lost and found takes her from the untouched beauty of the Virginia wilderness to the upper crust of English society as we witness the dawn of a new America. The New World will open in theatres this winter.

Colin Farrell stars as John Smith Colin Farrell stars as John Smith.

The film could not have come at a more auspicious time, because Virginians have been busy preparing for a yearlong series of events in honor of the 400th anniversary of the founding of America at Jamestown. America’s 400th Anniversary: Jamestown 2007 will feature new museum exhibits, festivals, educational forums, music events, parties and festivities throughout the state.

Christopher Plummer as Christopher Newport
Christopher Plummer stars as Christopher Newport.

There has never been a better time to plan a Virginia vacation. See the movie, and visit Virginia – the birthplace of America.

The New World Photos: Merie Weismiller Wallace, SMPSP / © MMV New Line Productions. All Rights Reserved.

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