Willem Dafoe Snags Role in 'Out of the Furnace' with Christian Bale
Here's a small casting update on Crazy Heart director Scott Cooper's follow-up film, Out of the Furnace. According to Deadline, Willem Dafoe has joined the stellar A-list cast in an unspecified role. The revenge thriller stars Christian Bale as a former criminal who, upon his release from prison, must decide whether to get revenge for his brother's (Casey Affleck) murder or to marry his girl (Zoe Saldana). Guess which one he chooses? Woody Harrelson has already locked down the role of the villainous Mr. DeGroat, the man responsible for the gambling racket that Affleck gets caught up in. Sounds awesome to me. More below!
Dafoe is just the latest in a long line of great actors to join this project, including Sam Shepard as the brothers' uncle and Forest Whitaker as the town sheriff. But since Harrelson is already playing the villain, who will Dafoe be portraying? Dafoe has been one of Hollywood's go-to choices as a bad guy for years now, but maybe there's enough villainy here to spread to two main characters. Otherwise we can only speculate as to what character Dafoe will be taking on in this new thriller. Production is currently underway in Pennsylvania, so we can expect Out of the Furnace to hit theaters sometime in 2013. Thoughts?