Scott Cooper’s Out of the Furnace is a gritty crime/drama starring Christian Bale and Woody Harrelson, and has a release date smack dab in the heart of awards season (November 27). The impressive cast also includes Forest Whitaker (pretty big year for the guy), Casey Affleck, Sam Shepard, Zoe Saldana, and Willem Dafoe. Eddie Vedder is working on an original song for the film, and as a fan of his soundtrack for Into the Wild (2007), I’m quite excited to learn this.

Have a look at the first two images released from Out of the Furnace: