Writer/Director Scott Cooper’s first film, Crazy Heart, was a critical success and wound up with three Academy Award nominations (and two wins – Lead Actor and Original Song). One can assume that as a result of this success, his sophomore effort – Out of the Furnace – will face some pretty high expectations. Relativity Media must believe they have a contender on their hands, as the company has announced a date change for the film into the middle of awards season. Out of the Furnace moves from a soft release date of October 4 to a somewhat more awards-centric November 27. Christian Bale, Casey Affleck, Zoe Saldana, Woody Harrelson, Willem Dafoe, and Sam Shepard star. You can read Nicole’s Awards Profile for Out of the Furnace here.