While Christian Bale and Zoe Saldana have been attached to Out Of The Furnace for a while, it’s only now that Relativity Media have closed deals with Bale and Saldana, along with Casey Affleck and Sam Shepard, to star in the film, with the last of those a new addition to the cast.
Scott Cooper (Crazy Heart) will direct, with Bale as older Russell Baze alongside Affleck, who will play his younger brother Rodney Baze Jr. Saldana is Bale’s love interest Lena Warren, while Shepard will play Red, Russell and Rodney Baze’s uncle. Production is set to begin in Braddock, Pennsylvania later this month.
The film is a drama about fate, circumstance, and redemption. Russell and his younger brother 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. (Source: Variety)