Christian Bale Joins Period Survival Pic 'Hostiles' With Director Scott Cooper
Having dropped out of Michael Mann's biopic, Ferrari, Christian bale has signed on for a very different kind of film. Re-teaming with director Scott Cooper, whom he worked with on Out of the Furnace, Hostiles is set in 1892 and comes with a synopsis that may sound familiar:
Set in 1892, “Hostiles” tells the story of a legendary Army captain, who after stern resistance, begrudgingly agrees to escort a dying Cheyenne war chief and his family back to tribal lands. Making the harrowing and perilous journey from an isolated Army outpost in New Mexico to the grasslands of Montana, the former rivals encounter a young widow whose family was murdered on the plains. Together, they must join forces to overcome the punishing landscape and hostile Comanche tribes that they encounter along the way.
Having directed Johnny Depp in Black Mass, Cooper had a couple of names he could go to. But Bale's freed up schedule was too big of an opportunity to pass up for the director.
Cooper is producing alongside John Lesher and Ken Kao, though no studio has taken hold of it.Bale's next film is Knight of Cups, releasing this Spring.