One of the last wildcards left in the season is Scott Cooper’s “Out of the Furnace” starring Academy Award winner Christian Bale.  Just announced to have its World Premiere at AFI, a new trailer has dropped today along with a new poster.

Co-starring Woody Harrelson, Casey Affleck, Zoe Saldana, Forest Whitaker, Willem Dafoe, and Sam Shepard, the film tells the story of family, fate, circumstance, and justice.  Cooper, who directed Jeff Bridges to his first Oscar win for “Crazy Heart,” has lots of support in his corner.

I’m intrigued still and am looking forward to see what the film can offer.

Check it out down below:


Release: December 6th (Wide)
Director: Scott Cooper
Written by: Brad Ingelsby and Scott Cooper
Cast: Christian Bale, Woody Harrelson, Casey Affleck, Forest Whitaker, Willem Dafoe with Zoë Saldana and Sam Shepard
Producers: Jennifer Davisson Killoran, Leonardo DiCaprio, Ryan Kavanaugh, Ridley Scott, Michael Costigan
Executive Producers: Tucker Tooley, Ron Burkle, Jason Colbeck, Robbie Brenner, Brooklyn Weaver, Riza Aziz, Joey McFarland, Christian Mercuri, Joe Gatta, Jeff Waxman
Co-Producers: Kenneth Halsband, Jamie Marshall, Michael Ireland, John Ridley, Adam Marshall, Danny Dimbort
From Scott Cooper, the critically-acclaimed writer and director of Crazy Heart, comes a gripping and gritty drama about family, fate, circumstance, and justice. Russell Baze (Christian Bale) has a rough life: he works a dead-end blue collar job at the local steel mill by day, and cares for his terminally ill father by night. When Russell’s brother Rodney (Casey Affleck) returns home from serving time in Iraq, he gets lured into one of the most ruthless crime rings in the Northeast and mysteriously disappears. The police fail to crack the case, so – with nothing left to lose – Russell takes matters into his own hands, putting his life on the line to seek justice for his brother. The impressive cast of Christian Bale and Woody Harrelson are rounded out by Casey Affleck, Forest Whitaker, Willem Dafoe, Zoe Saldana and Sam Shepard.