Rosamund Pike is confirmed to join Christian Bale in “Black Mass” director Scott Cooper’s follow-up film, “Hostiles.”
The film, which is being described as a Western drama, will begin production sometime this summer. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the outlet to first confirm the news, the film’s plotline is the following:
The story centers on a Native American-hating soldier, nearing retirement, who is given one last assignment: to escort an Indian chief back to his Montana reservation. In the process, which includes coming across a young widow and fighting back attacks by Comanche tribes, he learns to respect the race he hates.
“Hostiles” will follow a screenplay by the late Donald Stewart, who won an Oscar for 1982’s “Missing.” He is also known for “The Hunt for Red October” and “Patriot Games.” Cooper reworked the script.
Pike was nominated two years ago for Best Actress for her role in David Fincher’s “Gone Girl.” She has several projects currently in the works, including the Third Reich assassination drama “HHhH,” and action thrillers “The Bends” with Joel Kinnaman and “High Wire Act” with Jon Hamm.
She is also starring in the buzzy film “A United Kingdom,” which tells the true story of Prince Seretse Khama of Botswana, who caused quite the international stir when he married a white woman from London in the 1940s.
“Hostiles” is Cooper’s first film since the critically acclaimed gangster movie “Black Mass,” starring Johnny Depp and Benedict Cumberbatch.
The film is currently gunning for a release sometime next year.