Rooney Mara Joins the Black Lips on Guitar at Austin City Limits

Ryan Gosling looks on during shoot for top-secret Terrence Malick project

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Actress Rooney Mara joined psych-rockers the Black Lips onstage at Austin City Limits on Friday, backing up the band on guitar – or at least pretending to – as part of a shoot for Terrence Malick's top-secret next movie. A reporter from SlashFilm caught a brief snippet of the guest appearance on camera. 

Also onstage: Ryan Gosling, Mara's co-star, who watched the set from the sidelines.

While details of Malick's new project remain shrouded in mystery, the director shot more scenes for the film at last year's Austin City Limits fest with Christian Bale, who is playing the lead role. Bale was shot roaming the festival grounds and playing bongos onstage during the Fleet Foxes' set. 

The Untitled Terrence Malick Project also co-stars Michael Fassbender, Cate Blanchett and Holly Hunter.