Woody Harrelson Set to Face Christian Bale in 'Out of the Furnace'
The sibling duo in the new thriller Out of the Furnace has already been locked down with Christian Bale and Casey Affleck playing brothers in the new film from Crazy Heart director Scott Cooper. The story follows 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 (Affleck) was murdered after getting involved in some gambling racket. Now Variety reports Woody Harrelson will play Curtis DeGroat, the ringleader who Bale ends up seeking vengeance against.
Harrelson has been quite the bad-ass as of late. Between Zombieland in 2009, his Oscar-worthy turn as a corrupt cop in Rampart, a helpful mentor role in The Hunger Games, and a promising turn in the dark comedic thriller Seven Psychopaths, Harrelson really is back on his A-game. The match-up of Harrelson as a villain to Bale's protagonist is one that sounds like it could be quite dramatic. The crime drama is easily one of my more anticipated films in development, and that's only helped by the fact that the story comes from an original script by Cooper himself, and he's rounded up an amazing cast to bring it to life. Good?