First Look: Christian Bale & Woody Harrelson in '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 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?