Christian Bale in Talks for Revenge Drama 'Out of the Furnace' Again
Last August, there were rumblings that Christian Bale might take the villain role in Spike Lee's remake of Oldboy. While the potential for that pairing has since died off, one other project that was mentioned in that same story seems to have finally landed The Dark Knight Rises star. Heat Vision has word that Bale is in talks to star in Out of the Furnace, a spec script that was picked up in 2008 under the title The Low Dweller. Bale had previously circled the project when Rupert Sanders (Snow White and the Huntsman) was attached to direct, but now he'll be working with Crazy Heart helmer Scott Cooper on the revenge thriller.
The story, written by Brad Ingelsby, follows a man named Slim (Bale) who, upon release from years in prison for murder, just wants to keep his promise to marry his girlfriend. However, his path changes when he seeks revenge once he learns his brother was murdered after being involved in a gambling racket. Ridley Scott was once in talks to direct, but now he's merely producing via his Scott Free banner along with Leonardio DiCaprio's Appian Way production company. Apparently Robert Duvall is also in talks to have a role, but no official deals have been made yet. Here's hoping all this great talent finally comes together.