Christian Bale joining revenge thriller 'Out of the Furnace'
Published Feb 25 2012, 03:10 GMT | By Zeba Blay Christian Bale
is in final talks for a new crime thriller from Relativity Media.
Titled Out of the Furnace
, the film is about an ex-convict who goes on a quest for revenge after the murder of his younger brother.
The script has been adapted from Brad Ingelsby's story by Crazy Heart
director Scott Cooper, who will also be directing. Variety
reports that Cooper has his eyes set on Viggo Mortensen to play the villain of the movie.
Garrett Hedlund, Channing Tatum, Taylor Kitsch, and Casey Affleck are all in the running to play Bale's younger brother.
In conjunction with Relativity, the film is also being produced by both Leonardo DiCaprio and Ridley Scott's production companies.
Shooting is scheduled to begin in June of next year.
Bale will also be starring alongside Natalie Portman
in a new Terrence Malick film this year.
Bale will next be seen in the final instalment
of Christopher Nolan's Batman
trilogy, The Dark Knight Rises
Watch the trailer for The Dark Knight Rises