Christian Bale currently has a number of projects in pre-production that he is attached to that will follow up the third instalment in the Chris Nolan Batman franchise due for release in just a few months. Following ‘The Dark Knight Rises’, we’ll see Bale in two films for 2013 including ‘Lawless’ and ‘Knight of Cups’ with a new film now added to his slate being ‘Out of the Furnace’ scheduled for release in 2014.
The film comes from director Scott Cooper who’s 2009 film ‘Crazy Heart’ starred Jeff Bridges and won him his first academy award for best performance by an actor in a leading role. Cooper has been rumoured to be attached to a number of projects since the release of ‘Crazy Heart’, though now things are looking firm for ‘Out of the Furnace’ particularly with the casting of the lead actor.
Interestingly ‘Out of the Furnace’ is reportedly the number five black script from 2008, where it was titled ‘The Low Dweller’. ‘Out of the Furnace’ follows a recently released prisoner whom is drawn into a quest for revenge. It is also rumoured that Viggo Mortensen, Casey Affleck and Garrett Hedlund are being sought to cast in the film.