While many actors like to have loads of films in development, Christian Bale tends not to start lining too many new films up until he’s finished the previous one. With The Dark Knight Rises now in the can, THR reports he’s now in talks to join the Scott Cooper (Crazy Heart) directed drama Out of the Furnace.
Brad Ingelsby penned this thriller (which was originally known as The Low Dweller) about a man who hopes to find peace after being released from a four year jail stint. His plans for a quite life come to a halt when his brother is murdered and he decides he must set out for revenge.
Christian Bale almost joined the project last year, but didn’t come aboard at that point due to scheduling issues. Robert Duvall is also eyeing the film, but has yet to officially sign on. Others being eyed but who are less certain include Viggo Mortensen as the villain, while Casey Affleck, Garrett Hedlund, Taylor Kitsch and Channing Tatum are among the actors said to be circling the part of Bale’s brother.
The current plan is for Bale to shoot Out of the Furnace this spring, before he sets off on a promotional press tour for The Dark Knight Rises, and then goes to work for Terrence Malick on a couple of movies.