This has likely been floating around the internet for a few days, but this here Renegade Reporter just had to comment on it — and bring it to your attention if for some reason you haven’t yet seen it. You see, I was a huge fan of Scott Cooper’s Crazy Heart, and here he comes again with another stellar cast including Christian Bale, Casey Affleck, Woody Harrelson (!), Forest Whitaker, Zoe Saldana, Willem Defoe, and Sam Shepard. How’s that for talent? Opening December 6, Out of the Furnace looks absolutely incredible. Rather than serve up a synopsis, I’ll let the official studio description of the film take over. After that you can view the trailer and poster for the upcoming drama.
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.
What do you guys and gals think? Are you looking forward to Out of the Furnace? Sound off in the comments below!