FIRST LOOK: Christian Bale in ‘Hostiles’

Le Grisbi Productions and Waypoint Entertainment have released the first image of the film “Hostiles,” starring Christian Bale.

From the company:

“Set in 1892, Hostiles tells the story of a legendary Army Captain (Christian Bale) who, after stern resistance, reluctantly agrees to escort a dying Cheyenne war chief (Wes Studi) and his family back home to tribal lands. Making the harrowing and perilous journey from New Mexico to the grasslands of Montana, the former rivals encounter a young widow (Rosamund Pike) whose family was murdered on the plains. Together, they must join forces to overcome the punishing landscape, hostile Comanche, and vicious outliers they encounter along the way.”

“Hostiles” was written and directed by Scott Cooper. Cooper also directed “Crazy Heart,” “Out of the Furnace,” and “Black Mass,” as well. His debut, “Crazy Heart,” earned Academy Awards for Best Actor, Jeff Bridges, and also Best Original Song. Maggie Gyllenhaal was also nominated for Best Supporting Actress.

Cooper reunites with “Out of the Furnace” star Christian Bale. Bale is best known as Christopher Nolan’s Batman. But, he won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for “The Fighter.” He was also nominated for his performances in “American Hustle” and “The Big Short.”

Co-starring as Chief Yellow Hawk is Wes Studi. Studi has 90 film and television credits to his name. He first came to prominence with a standout performance in “Dances With Wolves” in 1990. He also appeared in “Last of the Mohicans,” “Heat,” “Avatar,” and the TV series “Penny Dreadful.”

Rosamund Pike plays the young widow they encounter on the plains. Pike has appeared in a number of films including “Pride and Prejudice,” “An Education,” and “Jack Reacher.” But it was her leading performance in “Gone Girl” that turned her into a star.

“Hostiles” also stars Adam Beach (“Suicide Squad”), Ben Foster (“Hell or High Water”), Jesse Plemons (“Breaking Bad”), Rory Cochrane (“Argo”), and Q’orianka Kilcher (“The New World”).

The film will be screening at the Toronto International Film Festival, and is available for purchase.

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