Christian Bale’s got a busy year ahead of him, shooting Terrence Malick’s new film Knight of Cups and doing press for one of the most anticipated films of the year, The Dark Knight Rises. Looks like the actor’s schedule is getting a little busier, as he’s in talks for the revenge drama Out of the Furnace for Crazy Heart director Scott Cooper. More after the jump.
The Hollywood Reporter has the story, and describes the plot as centering on “a man released after serving four years in prison. His hopes for a peaceful homecoming are thwarted when he sets out to find the man who brutally murdered his younger brother to avenge his death.” The script has been floating around Hollywood since 2008, attracting the likes of Ridley Scott, Mark Wahlberg, and Rupert Sanders before falling into the hands of Relativity Media, who will back the project with Scott Cooper directing. Cooper plans to cast his mentor and Crazy Heart star Robert Duvall in Out of the Furnace, but no deals have been set yet.
The movie was once known as The Low Dweller and Bale was attached to star, but timing issues caused things to fall apart. Now it’s all back together with a different title, and filming will begin this spring. What do you think about Bale starring in a revenge film like this?