'Out of the Furnace' with Christian Bale Moved Back Until November
by Alex Billington
June 19, 2013
Briefly: Possible awards season news. Relativity Media has announced a change in the release date for Scott Cooper's Out of the Furnace, a gritty vengeance thriller starring Christian Bale and Casey Affleck, which might be positioning for awards potential. It was initially set for October, but will now hit theaters on November 27th, or that big Wednesday before Thanksgiving, the same slot Oscar winner Silver Linings Playbook hit theaters in last year. In addition, a new teaser poster featuring only smokey imagery and the cast list has arrived ahead of the trailer. As mentioned by In Contention, their awards plan might be to "skip [the fall festivals] altogether and keep the mystery going until it hits screens." Is this mysterious enough?
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 this fall. Interested?