Nothing is set in stone yet, but Variety reports that Avatar actress Zoe Saldana is in early talks to join the Scott Cooper’s crime thriller Out Of The Furnace, joining Christian Bale who signed up for the movie a few weeks ago.
The movie is about an ex-con (Bale) who goes on a vengeful rampage right after his release from prison, in order to avenge the murder of his younger brother. Saldana is circling the role of Bale’s ex-wife, who is now married to the town’s sheriff. Robert Duvall is expected to play Christian Bale’s uncle, while Viggo Mortensen may be the villain.
Scott Cooper (Crazy Heart) is directing Out of the Furnace from his own script, which is based on Brad Ingelsby’s screenplay, The Low Dweller. Production is due to start fairly soon, as Bale wants to slot it in before he sets off on a promotional press tour for The Dark Knight Rises, and then goes to work for Terrence Malick on a couple of movies.