First Look: Christian Bale & Woody Harrelson in 'Out of the Furnace'

July 8, 2013
Source: USA Today

Out of the Furnace

"You often find superheroic people wearing capes and costumes in film today," said director Scott Cooper. "But working-class Americans are the real heroes. This is the story of this man who works in a blast furnace, but with themes of justice, retribution and courage." It's time to get our first look at two official photos from Out of the Furnace, a strong Oscar contender due out later this year from Scott Cooper, director of Crazy Heart. Christian Bale stars as Russell Baze, brother of Rodney Blaze, played by Casey Affleck not yet seen. We also get a look at Woody Harrelson as a "local criminal" who goes up against Bale. Trailer soon.

Both photos seen below come from USA Today, click to see or read more from them on Out of the Furnace:

Out of the Furnace First Look

Out of the Furnace First Look

Out of the Furnace is directed by Crazy Heart director Scott Cooper, and was filmed mostly in Pennsylvania and West Virginia in 2012. Russell (Bale) and his younger brother Rodney (Affleck) live in the economically-depressed Rust Belt, and have always dreamed of escaping and finding better lives. But when a cruel twist of fate lands Russell in prison, his brother is lured into one of the most violent and ruthless crime rings in the Northeast - a mistake that will almost cost him everything. Once released, Russell must choose between his own freedom, or risk it all to seek justice for his brother. The screenplay is by Cooper & Brad Ingelsby. The cast includes Woody Harrelson, Zoe Saldana, Forest Whitaker, Willem Dafoe and Sam Shepard. Relativity is releasing Out of the Furnace in theaters starting November 27th later this fall. Interested?

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  • Spirre
    • Slim
    The way Bale transforms his body is crazy. That can't be good for it.
    • Brian Sleider
      No it cannot, Hat tip for his dedication to his craft though.
  • Shane
    I believe the script used to be called "The Low Dweller" and it was on the Black List maybe 4-5 years ago.
  • Xerxexx
    WV is a very depressing place to visit...unless you are in Charleston. Can't wait for this.
  • Wafffles
    Woody Harrelson is becoming the white Samuel Jackson. He seems to have at least a supporting role in half the movies coming out of Hollywood these days, and honestly, he's pretty good in just about all of them.
    • Gerard Kennelly
      THE MESSENGER was amazing then RAMPART just blew me away
  • Cody W
    This has got amazing written all over it.
  • Gerard Kennelly




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